The Bentota river, gently meandering along its course inland, is one of the prime attractions in Bentota. The delicate coves and little islands on the lower stretches of the Bentota river are treasure troves filled with indigenous species of birds, reptiles and many amphibians. The river is also a hub of activity, especially for water sports enthusiasts as almost every type of sporty activity in water is available.
Another one of the famous attractions in Bentota is the Brief Gardens, comprising the house and garden of Bevis Bawa, a world renowned landscape architect who initiated the work as far back as 1929. Lunuganga too is a must see, being the original home of Geoffrey Bawa, the brother of Bevis and an architect who has contributed much towards an architectural revolution.
The sea turtle hatchery in Kosgoda too is a must see. It is a life-changing experience as you watch the egg burial in the night and enjoy the baby turtles through the day until you release them into their habitat in the deep.
The Galapata Vihara, dating from the 12th century and said to have been built by Parakramabahu the Great too is one of the main attractions in Bentota.Submit Inquiry