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    Best time to Visit Bentota: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : Leisure: Leisure,Beaches

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Address : Bentota Beach

    Description

    Bentota is the perfect place to leisurely stroll along on the long golden Beaches, enthralled in the magical atmosphere.
    These beaches has many choices of spending your time in water Sports like jet skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing, mono skiing, banana boat rides, canyoning, snorkeling and much more.

    The name of the city is taken from a mythical demon 'Ben' who ruled the river banks or 'tota'.


    Diving, snorkeling, river boat safaris, island visits, fish massages, water sport activities, Deep sea fishing etc and some of the popular things to do in Bentota


    Best time to visit Bentota:
    Calm seas during the season from November to April make Bentota Beach ideal for snorkelling, diving, sailing, wind surfing, water-skiing and deep-sea fishing on a traditional outrigger canoe.


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    Bentota Beach / Ventura Beach

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    Bentota is filled with pristine golden beaches. They are one of the beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka.
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      Bentota river safari / Bentota Lagoon / River Bentara

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      River Bentara, the legendary river at Bentota, flows into the Indian Ocean forming a lagoon at the last section of the river. The River Bentara and the lagoon set up the widest array of water sports activities like Jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing etc. The river safari along these clam waters are the most famous of all. The boat ride through mangroves, gives you a chance to spot crocodiles, lizards, snakes, bats and many species of birds.
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        Brief Garden, by Bevis Bawa

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        The Brief Garden was designed by Bevis Bawa, a well-known Sri Lankan artist. This beautiful garden is laid out over five acres, and is filled with tropical trees, structures and sculptures.
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          Beruwela lighthouse / Beruwala lighthouse

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          The Beruwela Lighthouse is located on an island. You can take boat trips to reach the lighthouse tower.
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            Kande Viharaya Temple / Kande Vihare Temple

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            Kande Viharaya Temple near Beruwala, is a beautiful and colouful Buddhist temple. The temple dating back to 1700. It houses Sri Lanka's tallest statue of Gautam Buddha.
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              Kaluwamodara Sri Kalyanarama Purana Viharaya

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              Sri Kalyanarama Maha Viharaya temple is located in Kaluwamodera. It is famous for the ancient marble statue of Lord Buddha. The statue of Buddha, which is over a hundred years old and measures almost six feet.
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                Sapugoda Sri Maha Viharaya / Sapugoda viharaya

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                Beruwala Sapugoda Viharaya is an ancient temple built during the Kandyan Era. The temple was built with the patronage of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe of Kandy.
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                  Galapatha Rajamaha Viharaya / Benthara Galapatha Raja Maha Vihara

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                  Galapatha Rajamaha Viharaya is a ancient Buddhist temple is famous for the tooth relic of the 3rd disciple of Buddha that lies buries in the Stupa. The pillars of the temple are elaborately carved with the 'Nari Latha' motifs. The temple is very colorful, it houses a 25 ft long sleeping Buddha statue.
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                    Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project / Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery Project

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                    At Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, you will experience the majestic sea turtles in their natural habitat.
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                      Cinnamon Island

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                      Cinnamon Island is a beautiful little island filled with cinnamon plantation. Tourists are allowed to witness cinnamon processing. There are day tours organized for this beautiful island, which relax your senses.
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                        Diving

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                        Bentota is a popular diving spot. Head over to Canoe Rock, South Reef and Hundirangala to witness vibrant corals and large schools of fish, including Lion Fish and Porcupine Fish.
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                          Induruwa Beach

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                          Induruwa Beach is another safe swimming beach, located 6 kms south of Bentota.
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                            Lunuganga Garden

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                            Lunuganga Garden is within a beautiful estate owned by renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa.
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                              Beruwala Fish Market / Beruwela fishing harbour

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                              Beruwela fishing harbour is the right place to find the fresh and rare fishes caught by the Lankan fishermen. Visit this place early in the morning, to see the fresh fishes getting unloaded from the night boats.
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                                Ambalangoda / Mask museum / Masking factory

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                                Ambalangoda is famous for its traditional masks. We also got to see the workshop and people carving, painting and decorating the masks.
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                                  Hikkaduwa

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                                  Hikkaduwa is a seaside resort town in southwestern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its strong surf and beaches, lined with restaurants and bars and have a vibrant nightlife. Hikkaduwa is popular for its notably large sized turtles. Hikkaduwa is 36 kms away from Bentota. Check out this link for detailed places to see in Hikkaduwa http://navigers.com/user/weekend_gateways/weekend_detals/IjIzNyI=
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                                    Maduganga River / Madu River mangroves river safari, Balaptiya

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                                    Madhu Ganga (Madu River) is a remarkable place situated between Hikkaduwa and Bentota. This beautiful river near Balaptiya village has hundreds of islets, mangroves, indigenous aquatic birds & fishes. It is at a distance of 18 kms from Bentota. The boat ride through the mangroves is a beautiful experience.
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                                      Galle Dutch Fort / Old Dutch Fort of Galle

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                                      Galle is at a distance of 72 kms from Bentota. It is beautiful, historical island of Sri Lanka. The main attraction is the Galle Fort, which has evident Dutch and English architecture. The fort is situated almost at the ocean.
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                                        Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka

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                                        Stilt Fishing is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods of Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on the poles and skillfully fish. Though these fishermen sit just as a tourist props in many touristic area; you can head towards non touristic villages like Matara, to find the real stilt Fishing in action. This fishing activity is unique and beautiful sight for any photographer to capture.
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                                          Bentota is well connected by bus and train

                                          By Train
                                          Bentota has frequent trains from Colombo, but they are usually overcrowded.

                                          By Bus
                                          Buses can be taken from Colombo or Kandy to reach Bentota.


                                          You can book a Bentota sightseeing tour from Navigers, and have your private vehicle for your entire Sri Lanka holiday.

                                          Here are some distances from Bentota's neighbouring cities:
                                          Colombo    -    81 kms
                                          Kandy -    178 kms
                                          Nuwara Eliya - 229 kms
                                          Hikkaduwa - 36 kms
                                          Galle - 72 kms