Kalutara is situated approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the national capital, and 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Colombo.
This part of Sri Lanka is a firm fixture on the tourist trail. To understand why, rent a vehicle and discover the cities, towns and villages around Kalutara. Head 7 miles (11 kilometers) north to Beruwela, where you'll find the Beruwela Harbour and Kande Vihare Temple.
Colombo, is another interesting place to head to. It is around 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Kalutara and offers a wide range of tourist attractions, for example Colombo World Trade Center, Sri Lanka National Museum and Beira Lake. Sinhalese Sports Club, University of Colombo and Dutch Hospital are also good places to head to.
Sri Lanka features a truly fascinating spiritual history; so take the time to visit the area's most important shrines. This area is known for its fine fortresses; these are often evocative windows into the region's rich history.
The area around Kalutara offers some great options for travelers who love watersports. Rafting and scuba diving are some of the popular pastimes here.
Even the best vacation can't go on forever, so when it's time fly home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Colombo, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north.