Destination

Kalutara Holidays

The heart of the west coast

Sri Lanka’s scenic southwest coast is dotted with luxurious resorts where you can unwind on sandy palm-fringed beaches. Spend your days partaking in thrilling watersports, diving in azure waters, and indulging in delicious cuisine.

Kalutara is the third biggest city in the west. Alongside beaches and bustling markets, you’ll find the 38-metre long Kalutara Bridge and some of the world’s most beautiful Buddhist temples, including the Kalutara Vihara and the Asokaramaya temple.

Kalutara was formerly an important spice trading centre, controlled at various times by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. Nowadays, it’s more famous as the source of the island’s finest mangosteens and beaches. 

Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5:30 hours
  • Currency Tamil, Sinhalese and English
  • Visa Information Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa prior to travel.
  • Language Tamil, Sinhalese and English
  • Flight Time Indirect flights are available from Ireland.
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to Sri Lanka.

Top Tips from our Experts

Gary

Destination Specialist

Kalutara is a bustling town, I would definitely recommend an afternoon wandering around the shops

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