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one day trips from kalutara

Dundee
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one day trips from kalutara

Hi Everyone

We plan to do a 2 or 3 day trip to the hill country but would like to do some single day trips from Kalutara that doesnt involve too much driving to get there. Is there any you can recommend?

What is there to see and do around Kalutara?

Any short trips or sites that can be done by tuktuk?

Cheers DEE

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1. Re: one day trips from kalutara

Hi,

By tuktuk

Shopping in Kalutara

Kalutara Temple

By taxi:

Down the coast to Galle with possibility to visit

- Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

- Boat Trip on Madu Ganga, Balapitiya

- Ariyapala Mask Museum, Ambalangoda

- Batik Factory,Ambalangoda

- Moonstone Mine, Meetiyagoda. This is one of the very few places in the world where blue gleaming moonstones are found. A number of stores and stalls sell jewellery made with these semi-precious stones.

- Hikkaduwa. Glass bottom Boat ride on the coral reef and maybe a swim inside the reef. Good place for lunch break (several good restaurants)

- Galle. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings. Good possibilities for shopping in Galle.

Hans

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Dundee
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2. Re: one day trips from kalutara

Thanks for your reply Hans.How much would i expect to pay for a tuktuk to do local sites?

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3. Re: one day trips from kalutara

From memory it's 6-7 km from Mermaid to Kalutara, so expect LKR 250-300 for a return trip.

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