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BERUWALA TOUR

Beruwala Tour

Kande Viharaya

Kande Vihara is a major Buddhist temple in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka. The temple has got its name 'Kande vihara' (Mountain temple) as it is built on top of a hill located near to Aluthgama town. The temple has been formally recognized by the Government as an archaeological site in Sri Lanka.

The temple was founded by ven. Karapagala Dewamitta thero in 1734, under the guidance of ven. Udugama Chandrasara thero who was then chief incumbent of Galapatha Raja Maha Vihara and a pupil of ven. Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thero. Since then the temple was renovated and developed from time to time under state patronage that leads the temple to become a major Buddhist shrine in the country. In 1904 the Kshethrarama Pirivena, an educational institution for monks, was attached to the temple as a result of the efforts done by Ven. Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala Thero. The pirivena acts as a center for Buddhist education in the country, is also conducted by the Kande Vihara.

The image house, Stupa and the sacred Bodhi tree with its enclosing octagonal-shaped wall are considered as very old monuments in the temple. The Bodhi tree is believed to be more than 300 years old. The large Stupa of the temple which was erected in 1935, has been constructed as enclosing a small-sized Stupa, constructed by Ven. Udugama Chandrasara Thero in 1783.

In 2002, a foundation stone for a gigantic Samadhi Buddha statue depicting the Bhoomisparsha Mudra was laid in the temple premises and the completed statue was open to the public in 2007, making the temple more popular among the local devotees. The statue is 48.8 m (160 ft.) in height and considered as one of the tallest sitting Buddha statues in the world.

Bentota River

Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at an elevation of 3 meters (9.8 ft) above the sea level. The name of the town is derived from a mythical story that claims a demon named 'Bem' ruled the tota or riverbank. Jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing or enjoying a romantic river safari along the clam waters are some of the activities that are well known in the area. Bentota Estuary On the northern end of the Resort is the Bentota estuary formed by the broad Bentara River that flows into the Indian Ocean.

Bawa Garden

Exotic and lush, Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa once belonged to the most renowned landscape architect in Sri Lanka. Located 10 km (6.2 mi) from Bentota, the garden adopts a jungle habitat aesthetic, with thick leaves encroaching on the scattered paths. A vast array of sculptures fills the garden, while many hidden spaces with benches, tables, ponds, and a bathing fountain add charm to this unique attraction. Keep an eye out for exotic birds and monkeys while exploring this intimate green space. Put Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Beruwala day trip tool.

Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation center

To Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation is One of a kind turtle conservation center in turtle hatching location in Sri Lanka. Induruwa is the city which this conservation falls in to. This conservation encourages people to educate Turtle conservation and helping lively hood of people who operate these projects. This location explains clearly and demonstrate conservation and progress towards elimination of poaching Albino turtles

This small charity does a great job in protecting the eggs of turtles from poachers and buys the eggs back to put in their hatchery. You can see all turtles from new born to oldest ones. There are five variety of turtles you can see. They are LOGGERHEAD, HAWKSBILL, GREEN TURTLE, OLIVE RIDLEY, LEATHERBACK etc.