Bentota Sri Lanka


Bentota, undoubtedly, is one of the beautiful destinations in Sri Lanka. Bentota is southern town located less than 2 hours from Colombo. Bentota is best known for water sports. Moreover, Bentota offers the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda. It has a turtle hatchery center in Induruwa Beach. Explore the top things to do in Bentota including exciting water sports adventures like surfing or scenic boat rides along the river.


Top Attractions


Bentota Beach

Bentota beach can be called one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Bentota Beach is a popular destination for relaxation among locals and visitors due to its natural surroundings. This small town is ideal as a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will have opportunities to relax under the sun and enjoy water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, and windsurfing. The best time to Visit Bentota Beach is typically from November to April.


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Turtle Hatchery

The Turtle Care Centre at Kosgoda beach is located along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Tourists can get to see up to five endangered species out of seven species of margin turtles in the world here. The center primarily serves as a hatchery. The main aim of the project is to conserve sea turtles and protect them from predators like birds, dogs, and crabs Tourists will be guided throughout the process of protecting and proper hatching of the sea turtles while visiting the hatchery.


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Kande Viharaya


One of Sri Lanka’s most treasured structures, the Kande Viharaya is a must-see destination in Bentota. The Kande Viharaya has long been a major place to worship. Kande Vihara, as its name says situated in a hill-top. The huge Buddha statue is the major attraction of the kande viharaya while the statue of the Bhoomisparsha Mudra is the tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world, standing 160 feet high. The temple’s relic chamber, which features Kandyan Era frescoes and is sculptured with a stone moonstone and door frame, is said to be the oldest structure on the kande viharaya.

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01.What is the best time to visit Bentota?
From November to April

02.What are the best places to visit in Bentota?

Diyakawa Water Sports Centre

Madu Ganga River Safari

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Margallo Beach

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

3. Best time to visit Turtle Hatchery
Daily: 8:30am – 5:30pm

04. How far is Bentota Beach from Colombo? 

Bentota beach is around 80km away from Colombo City and the distance between these two points can be                     covered in 1 hr. 40 min.



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