Kalutara is a laidback coastal resort town about an hour south of Colombo. It’s home to many sights including the highly underrated Calido Beach. But it is perhaps most famous for being the home of the iconic Kalutara Bridge. Interested in learning more about the historical Kalutara Bridge?
1). Background Of Kalutara
With a name originating from the city’s famous Kalu River, Kalutara was temporarily made the capital city in the 11th century. The region was used as a coconut tree plantation which was then used for in-ternal and external trade.
2). History of Kalutara
The city also has remnants of the fort left over from colonial period from when the Portuguese, Dutch and British used to reign over the region. If you’re looking for Hotels In Kalutara while you explore there are plenty of options like the Turyaa Kalutara for example.
3). The Bridge
The Bridge is 38-metres long and serves as a primary link between the island’s Western and Southern border. It is built at the mouth of the Kalu River. Until the early 1900s it was the largest bridge on the island and also the very first concrete bridge built on the island.
4). Other Attractions
Kalutara is home to so much more like famous Buddhist sites, Calido Beach and is easily accessible due to the city being so close to Colombo!
|Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+|