Kalutara on Sri Lanka's South-West Coast is not only known for its still uncrowded beaches and the convenient location but is also of historical and cultural importance.
In ancient days Kalutara was one of Sri Lanka's main export harbor for spices with Arab traders visiting regularly from across the Arabian Sea.
The ideal location close to the commercial capital Colombo and as gateway to the gem mining city of Ratnapura and the Sinharaja Rain Forest are making Kalutara the ideal destination for those travelers who are not only interested in the beautiful beaches.
Kalutara is still not as overdeveloped as some of the other main beach resort and offers the perfect blend between a relaxing holiday and the experience of a colorful market town.
Due to it's past Kalutara is ethnically diverse with many temples and mosques of which the Gangatilaka Vihara Buddhist temple is attracting pilgrims from all over Sri Lanka.
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