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    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.
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    • Bentota

      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 .

      Bentota, Sri Lanka
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      No; 47A 1/1, Colombo Horana Road,, Piliyandala 10300, Sri Lanka
    • Pinnawala
      Located in turn off from just past Kegalle along the Colombo - Kandy main road ( 85 kms from colombo) , travelers head to Pinnawala for one reason and one reason alone : Elephants. Pinnawala houses the largest elephant orphanage in the country. Where Elephants who are left with our parental support are adopted taken care of and if possible released to the wild or given to safe custody of caretakers . The orphanage also takes care of elephants who are unable to fend for themselves. Among the elephants at pinnawala are victims of land mines, elephants with poor eye sight and elephants who cannot survive in the wild.

      The pinnawala elephant orphanage is located in close proximity to a river to which elephants are taken twice a day to bathe. This is a high tourist attraction as hotels have been built around the area for visitors to enjoy this activity. Among other activities for visitors are the opportunity to feed milk to the young elephants and elephant rides are provided along the river by other private operators in the area. The pinnawala area itself is a very small town primarily concentrating on providing supplies to the tourists/ visitors to the Pinnawala Orphanage. The travel time from Colombo is generally about 2 to 2.30 hrs depending on the road traffic conditions.


      It can be reached from both Kegalle as well as from the Colombo Kurunegala main road.
      Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
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      Sri Lanka and Maldives 2a 1/1 Greogry's Road,, Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
    • Colombo
      Colombo, Sri Lanka's largest city, a beehive of commotion with more than a million inhabitants.The capital city of Srilanka with it's frenetic traffic and general chaos is a little too much for most to handle but Colombo is, however, worth a look, offering color and some interesting attractions, like the national museum, the Pettah bazaar and some lovely temples.

      Locals enjoy games of cricket, fly kites or take evening strolls watching the sunset. Beyond this lies Colombo's smart neighbourhood, Cinammon Gardens, boasting elegant mansions, tree-lined streets and the lovely Viharamaha Devi Park.

      What is especially enjoyable is the variety of cuisine that can be sampled at any one of the city's plentiful bars, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and kiosks.

      Adding to Sri Lanka’s natural and cultural heritage will be a breathtaking line up of first-time events that are sure to mesmerize even the most seasoned traveler.
      Colombo, Sri Lanka

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 26.4 114.8 79.5 45.2
    Feb 26.6 103.1 79.9 40.6
    Mar 27.5 169.5 81.5 66.7
    Apr 28 291.9 82.4 114.9
    May 28.2 386.7 82.8 152.2
    Jun 27.7 257.2 81.9 101.3
    Jul 27.3 180.7 81.1 71.1
    Aug 27.4 157.2 81.3 61.9
    Sep 27.4 187.1 81.3 73.7
    Oct 26.9 396.9 80.4 156.3
    Nov 26.6 358.5 79.9 141.1
    Dec 26.4 199.4 79.5 78.5

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