Here are the top 12 tourist attractions to see in Bentota:

1. Cinnamon Island

59 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

This gorgeous island in the town of Bentota, which is about 65 kilometres from Columbo, is a place where you can witness the making of the favourite cinnamon spice. It is famous for its spice heritage and the engaging water sports offered by the island.

2. Moragalla Beach

1 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

Situated between Bentota beach and Beruwala beach, the Moragalla Beach has a unique and peaceful shore. Though like the other beaches there are clear blue waters and golden white sand, the Moragalla Beach can boast of its tranquil environment. This is one of the reasons that the beach is a retreat for beach lovers who want to bask in the sunny beach with a quiet and secluded environment. The Moragalla Beach is also visited by many water-sports enthusiasts as the beach has shallow waters, the beach is an apt location for water-sports such as snorkelling, windsurfing, etc.

3. Ventura Beach

0 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

Ventura Beach is one of the most popular and breathtaking beaches in Sri Lanka, often known to be one of the many beautiful golden beaches in the country. It is a gorgeous luxury resort and hotel that make it a top tourist magnet in the country. It is also one of the best locations to engage in water sports and sightseeing activities.

4. Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

11 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project is on the west coast, and this project aims to protect and rescue sea turtles as well as make sure that the eggs hatch safely without any interference from predators. One can visit the Turtle hatchery to participate in this project as well as closely look into the process of rescuing and nurturing sea turtles.

5. Dedduwa Lake

4 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

Dedduwa Lake is located to the east of Bentota and is widely known for its beautiful water bodies, marshy lands and the Deduwa Lake. Several boat houses and villas allow visitors to sit back and relax in this peaceful and serene destination.

6. Bentota Beach

0 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

Perhaps the most popular beach town on Sri Lanka’s western coast, Bentota is known for its namesake Bentota Beach. Stretches of golden sands lined by palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, crystal clear waters, a relatively untainted, tranquil and family-friendly atmosphere, and plenty of water sports—Bentota Beach has all the makings of a topnotch seaside getaway.

7. Ambalangoda

1 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

Defined as the talent mine of the country of Sri Lanka, the Ambalangoda is a small coastal town nestled in the Southern province of Sri Lanka. The picturesque town of Ambalangoda is not known for its food, or culture or history, but known for something very different and unique - devil masks and devil dancers. The town has varied buses and trains that run on a daily basis connecting the coastal town to the commercial hubs and capitals of the country.

8. Madu Ganga River Safari

1 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

Madu Ganga River, one of Sri Lanka’s most prized possessions and the home of the mangroves is located in the Galle district. The river covers at least 150 acres of land and consists of 14 mangroves out of the 24 mangrove species found in Sri Lanka. The river having the mangrove environment has different species of both flora and fauna living inside of it, which makes it a haven for the ecologists and the botanists.

9. Geoffrey Bawa Gardens

1 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

The Geoffrey Bawa Gardens or more popularly known as the Lunuganga Garden is a beautiful garden architected by the known Geoffrey Bawa. The former cinnamon estate was later converted into a country house which was then brought by Geoffrey in the year 1949. It was during that year when Geoffrey wished to convert the estate into an European renaissance garden. Expanding the country house into a weekend home and a 15 acres garden, the architect created a garden so splendid and spacious, that with its charm and beauty, it enthrals its visitors to this date.

10. Kande Vihara

1 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

One of the treasured monuments of the country of Sri Lanka is the Kande Vihara temple. One of the biggest Buddhists temples in the district of Kalutara, the Kande Vihara temple derives its name from its location - the mountain crest. The unique characteristic of the temple is that on top of it sits a majestic cross-legged Buddha, one of the tallest sitting Buddha statues in the world. The Sri Lankan government has also recognised the temple as one of the archaeological sites of the country. The temple is an important site for followers of Buddhism, cultural enthusiasts and even historians and architecture geeks and archaeological explorers.

11. Galle Fort

1 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

The Galle Fort, located on the southern coast of the country, is one of the five historical monuments which one must visit when in Sri Lanka. The fort was initially built by the Portuguese and was later modified by the Dutch. Today the Galle Fort is also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a stunning blend of architecture, archaeology and history amidst a beautiful tropical setting.

12. Brief garden by Bevis Bawa

12 out of 12
places to visit in Bentota

The beautiful Brief garden was designed by Bevis Bawa and is approximately 10 km from Bentota. The place where the garden is today was initially an estate which was originally a rubber plantation. The land stretches over two hectares and is one of the gorgeous tropical gardens inspired by the local traditions of Sri Lanka along with Italian and English landscapes.

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