Housed at the south western coastal belt of Sri Lanka, the village of Bentota is just 37km away from the capital city of Colombo. The entrance to the coastal town of Bentota is when you cross the Bentota Bridge over the popular Bentota River. The village of Bentota is incompetent in terms of its beauty. Lush green spreads over entirely through the village exposing its natural beauty. The village beholds the most popular twin beaches in the bay of Bentota. Some attractions of Bentota,
Attractions in Bentota
More often knowns as the “Honeymoon destination”, Bentota beach has witnessed the dream weddings of many locals and foreigners come true. The beautiful beach setting owns soothing greenery on the shore that gives the best massages to feet. Meander down the shore and get your feet wet feeling the relaxation. Beach games and water sports will keep you energized throughout your day.
Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda
Kosgoda beach which is just 8 km away undertakes a major project by the wildlife department. Hatching turtles is the best way to protect the unborn and little turtles until its right time for them to go back to the sea. Until such time the baby turtles are protected and taken care of by the turtle conservatives on shore. Tourists have the opportunity to view this amazing process at the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda.
Galapatha Buddhist Temple
Galapatha Temple is one of the most popular Buddhist temple and has caught the attention of many tourists visiting Bentota. The temple possesses special stone carvings and stone inscriptions. The ancient temple is so serene and peaceful for one to spend an entire day at relax. The temple complex also comprise of age old pillars, a pond and troughs that resembles evidence from medieval period.
Brief Garden is open for visits to all tourists in Bentota. This garden which possess a hillside landscape is ideal for anyone wishing to experience a perfect get away in a beautifully landscaped green garden for long hours. The house which belonged to Bevis Bawa, the brother of a well-known architecture Geoffery Bawa whose architecture display ranged from homoerotic sculpture to “Marc Chagall” styled mural of Sri Lankan life. The garden is just 10km away from Bentota with easy directions. The garden of the brothers include a Japanese styled moon gate. The brothers’ stunning carvings throughout this garden is a loud admired factor by many.
Enjoy a boat trip up the Bentota River and explore the water ways of the river. Many types of reptiles and birds can be observed while going on the boat trip. Capture your favorite adding more color to your vacation. The river and lagoon offer you with variety of water sports as canoeing, rafting and jet skiing.
Spend an excellent time at Bentota with your loved ones tasting the best sea food dishes ever. Don’t miss this chance that let you enjoy beach and river experiences with many water sports and other learning activities as Yoga and Meditation. Live life to the fullest!