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Panadura Beach, Colombo Overview

Panadura is in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, located 27 km from the capital city of Colombo. Panadura is a large town bustling with people and the joys of local life in Sri Lanka. The town hosts warm tight-knit moments that often reflect the values of a community.

Apart from this, more summery fun that brings people together on the vacation is waiting on the Panadura beach. A long stretch of the sea has its bordered coasts shrouded with golden sand. Just like the town of Panadura, its beach too speaks of elegance, warmth and simplicity in its best.

The waters are calm and are perfect for candid moments with the beach, and the sun drizzles its love right from sunrise to dawn. Panadura is quite secluded at most times as people are unaware of its beauty.

Panadura is unlike most beaches in Sri Lanka like Hikkaduwa and Mirissa. It is not widely regarded for its water adventures of scuba diving and snorkelling along with the usual hustle of nightlife in the coasts. However, Panadura presents a landscape for some edgy family time and romance by the seas with your loved ones.

Coconut trees, sumptuous food whole-heartedly prepared by the women in Kalutara, cosy homestays against the backdrop of the salty ocean breeze – is everything right about the vibe in Panadura!

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Things to Do in Panadura

1. Kite flying is a favourite activity on the beach, and one can buy a kite from the shops outside the beach. The breeze and a slight technique with your hands will do the trick for a beautiful kite flying experience.

2. Yoga in the mornings is highly sought after by the tourists. With the sound of the waves crashing against the sandy shores, there is no stopping the inner goodness.

3. Camping and bonfire in the winters, karaoke and beers in the chilly nights will make your stay worthwhile.

4. Watch the sunrise at 5:00 AM

5. The beach is excellent to soak some tan!

Food in Panadura

Fresh Lobsters Seafood Restaurant, Melani Fine Food, Red Lobster Restaurant, Queen Bee, Mango Mango, Fab, Sixer, Home taste Sri Lankan Restaurant, Navro Seafood Family Restaurant are some widely critiqued food joints in Panadura. They cater to a wide range of palates, from their cuisine to continental and fast food.

The Sinhalese are known for their spicy food with a dash of subtlety in their flavours. Their food is topped with coconut in one form or the other. However, undoubtedly, the best food on the menu is fish, shrimps and lobsters. Surrounded by waters, their seafood is always fresh and free of any preservatives and chemicals. You can carry home some dried, salted fish too!

Shopping in Panadura

Panadura has the best of bakeries and homemade sour buns! They have your breakfast sorted, and you could take a loaf back home as well. Head to La Boulangerie, Salgado bakers, Bakers world on your trip there. You could buy handicrafts and cloths woven by the local weavers. These shops are outside the beaches, and there are plenty in the town as well. Vibrancy, colour, creativity adorn their works of art, and this will reflect in all of your purchases!

Tips to Travel in Panadura

There are government-owned taxis as well as private cabs if you are looking to hitch a ride within the city. Tuk-tuks will give you a more personalised travel experience! Carry some hats, sunblock and sunglasses to make your stay more comfortable. Hydration is, and coconut water comes to the rescue!

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