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    Across the river from Aluthgama, You can have rest while visiting in Bentota a calm and healthy environment of guest houses and hotels spread along  the beach. The sea is calm here, as are the waters of the river, the bentota Ganga, which is ideal for water sports and boat rides as far as 35km (23 miles) upstream.Travel is not more than 5km up the slow river in the day sun and explore the few remains of the Galapata Vihara, dating back to the 12th Century. Legend claims it was built by a minister Parakramabahu the Great (AD 1153 -86) who was responsible for most of the wonders at the Medieval city of Polonnaruwa.

    Bentota is about 2 hours from Colombo along the western coast at the tip of the Galle district . A popular place for tourists to stay at some luxury beach resorts right on the beach and enjoy calm blue waters except during the monsoon months . A boat ride in the Bentota Ganga can bring you to see various species of birds and wild life like water monitors & crocodiles .

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    • Kalutara
      Kalutara is a major city located along the western coast of Sri Lanka. It belong to the western province and is the main city in the District also named Kalutara. The Main attraction in Kalutara is the "Kalutara Bodiya" or Temple. Venerated by Buddhists it is considered as a place of worship with prime importance. The temple itself is segregated into two divided by the Galle Road ( Colombo - Galle). As a practice all travelers going south , stop to make a donation and evoke blessings for a safe travel when passing the Kalutara Bodiya.

      Kalutara is a multi ethnic town with a fair share of churches and mosques. The "Kalu" Ganga/River one of the Five major Rivers in Sri Lanka Falls to the Sea from Kalutara thus giving the name to the city. The "moya kata" or the estuary is a highly visited place in the area, it is clearly visibly the large mass of fresh water mixing with the sea water creating a glamorous aura.

      Fishing and Tourism are two of the main income generators in Kalutara itself (Kalutara North & South). Although the beaches are not as popular as the ones further down the southern coast of Sri Lanka, a plethora of tourist hotels have spawned in the past to take advantage of both the Sea & the river , a combination which is not so common.
      Kalutara, Sri Lanka
    • Hikkaduwa
      Hikkaduwa is one of the earliest tourist beaches of Sri Lanka famous for its sandy beaches and superb waves for surfing. Once a popular coral reefs at Hikkaduwa are now nearly extinct. There are many hotels and guest houses to suit any budget with varying quality and comfort.

      Your itenaries at Hikkaduwa may include hiring a glass bottom boat for coral viewing, surfing, snorkelling, going fishing with the locals, scuba diving or simply relaxing in the beach. There are also a nice lagoon not to far away, wich is nice to visit if you need a break from the beach.

      The people of Hikkaduvva are really friendly and you don't get the feeling of being cheated all the time. Its a place you visit and if you stay a few days people will remember you.
      Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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      No; 47A 1/1, Colombo Horana Road,, Piliyandala 10300, Sri Lanka
    • Galle
      The capital of the southern province is a city with a colourful history. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings not invaded by the skyscrapers. The beautiful beach of Unawatuna is just 6km south east of the city centre.

      The southern coastal belt is the most popular among the tourists and comes to life mainly from October through April when the monsoon moves northeast and the sea becomes calm with blue skies. The earliest European administrative center of Sri Lanka was the major port and the largest city until the British shifted the port to Colombo. The City of Galle had been the European administrative center over 4 centuries.
      Galle, Sri Lanka

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    Graphic showing average weather in Bentota in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 24.8 159.5 76.6 62.8
    Feb 25.3 150.2 77.5 59.1
    Mar 26.1 213.5 79 84.1
    Apr 26.6 319.6 79.9 125.8
    May 26.6 412.4 79.9 162.4
    Jun 26 288.5 78.8 113.6
    Jul 25.7 211 78.3 83.1
    Aug 25.7 221.9 78.3 87.4
    Sep 25.7 236 78.3 92.9
    Oct 25.4 422.2 77.7 166.2
    Nov 25.1 369.9 77.2 145.6
    Dec 24.9 249.7 76.8 98.3

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