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Bentota lying elegantly along the River Bentara, perfectly adorns the south western coastal edge of Sri Lanka. Bentota apart from the beauty of the coastal abundance comprises of a cute little coastal town. The elegant Bentota Bridge stands as a connecting space between the coastal splendor and the rural beauty. Bentota town is eminent for its emerald glory as the town is adorned beautifully with prosperous coconut palm trees that provide shade as well as shelter. Greenery dominates the landscape of this perfect city. Another thing which is unique to this place is the people here; they are so friendly, simple and grounded that tourists from the world come here to feel like another home with such love and sweetness around.
Bentota is further famous for the Bentota beach resort which proudly stands as the most acclaimed resort of this tropical island. It is considered to be the best resort where one can get an amazing holiday experience by the beach side dotted with exciting activities. Perfectly balancing the luxurious and aesthetic this royal resort was spectacularly architected in the 1970s by the most famed architect of the time Geoffrey Bawa. Stage show and mask dance are specially conducted for tourists at frequent intervals in the open air theatre housed by the resort. Other eminent places which make this city a tourist allurement are:
The Bentota beach: Nature has intricately crafted this beach which further sorts it into two distinct regions. One can say the place houses the most unique twin beaches of the world Beruwala Bay Beach and Bentota Bay Beach. The north comprises the paradise island which is infused with Bentota bay by the exquisite Bentota Bridge. This twin beach coast has been spectacularly adorned with pristine palm fringed beaches whose mesmerizing charm will leave its imprints on the soul of each and every traveler.
Water sports at Bentota: Bentota is listed among the most acclaimed beaches of Sri Lanka. The place offers an array of thrilling and adventurous water activities that every traveler who loves to explore the sea seeks during their holiday. The exhilarating water sports and activities which nobody thinks of having it at a single place is what this site bestows to its visitors, some of them are snorkeling, diving and sailing, wind surfing, water-skiing and deep-sea fishing. The best time period to enjoy such activities is from October to April to ensure a safe and secure holiday.
Induruwa: Induruwa is yet another pretty beach that showcases its charm on the south of Bentota. The beach is considered the safest site for tourists who love to swim. Because of its offshore reef, the place is considered most ideal for swimming and more of such water activities.
Brief Garden: Brief Garden is yet another allurement that Bentota houses within its mesmerizing territory. Apart from the greenery the place is embellished with intricate sculptures and artistic paintings making it a perfect garden cum museum.
Galapatha Buddhist Temple: Galapatha Raja Maha Vihare, the eminent Buddhist temple that dates back to 12th century, showcases intricate stone inscriptions and some of the most fascinating stone carvings.
Best time to visit Bentota: October to April is the best time to visit Bentota as the temperature remains perfect for water sports and adventure activities that the pristine beaches offer. The rest of the year receives high rainfall therefore avoid visiting the place during that period.
How to Reach Bentota: The place is well connected to prime cities of the country. One can easily reach Bentota via Colombo – Galle main road (A2), if travelling by road. Colombo – Galle – Matara Southern Railway line is another good option to reach the place while enjoying the vistas and the tropical beaches enroute.