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Pradip Talukdar

Pradip Talukdar4.6/5

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Beautiful Bentota

We went to Bentota after visiting Kandy and Nur Alliya. The undulating terrain around Nur Alliya was quite scenic but the beach of Bentota was really very beautiful. The sea was not calm like Puri in Orrisa whereas it was not that rough either. There was dark black cloud build up in the horizon in the evening, giving indication of very heavy downpour. The evening breeze was so soothing. The sunset over the ocean was spectacular . . Next morning we went to Galle. The drive to Galle Fort was very smooth. Quite a part of the journey was by the coast. Mid way, there is a majestic Buddha statue, in the memory of the large scale tsunami deaths. Also, there was fun filled boat ride in the Madu Ganga River. The ride was at times through man groves, adding thrills. In between, we stopped for visit to Cinnamon plantation and Foot message therapy center. The message is actually nibbling of dead skins from the feet by the ever hungry fishes - which is really very refreshing . Galle city is quite a busy place. The roads are full of vehicles, however without any traffic snarls. The Galle fort is really a well built monument. The water in the Galle beach is crystal clear and of truly ocean blue colour . Apart from the museums and other human built monuments, the Breadfruit tree was very interesting. The original tree - brought to the place by the European is still well growing, which is more than 100 years old !. The visit to Bentota and Galle was really much enjoyable and we will not mind being there once again in near future.

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George Vareed

George Vareed4.3/5

3 reviews

Nice destination -Bentota

We visited about 5 destination and all the locations was very different from each other. We were able to enjoy and had fun. We enjoyed the river rafting the most. It was first time that we were going for river rafting. Hence, it was a great adventure for all of us. Thank you .

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Bentota Overview

Bentota is a resort town in Sri Lanka. It has a population of approximately 50,000 people. Sinhalese is the main language spoken here but English is also common in the area. There is a mention of Bentota being a tourist place in ancient writings as well.

Well known for its sea food and its night life, there are many cafes and bars located in the area which remain open till late at night.

There are many beaches here. Water sports are a popular attraction of Bentota. Jet skiing, body surfing and wind surfing are some of the activities possible here. There are cruises also available from the Bentota Bridge.

Another attraction of Bentota is the hatcheries of the region. Bentota houses the Giant Sea Turtles. There are various ayurvedic centres and spa centres as well in Bentota. Among the sightseeing options here, there are the remains of a Dutch Fort close to the Bentota beach. The fort saw many battles being fought here. 

There is also the Bentota Bridge, built by the British in the 19th century to transport coconuts from here to the capital of the country.

Bentota has a tropical climate. It receives rainfall almost throughout the year. The weather is hot and humid all round the year, with the temperature hovering near 30 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Bentota is during the months from December to May when the weather is relatively dry and the humidity is low.

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Bentota Beach, Bentota

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Thejasvi Bhat

Bentota Beach, Bentota
Bentota Beach, Bentota

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Thejasvi Bhat

Bentota Beach, Bentota
Bentota Beach, Bentota

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Jagdish Raval

Bentota Beach, Bentota
River Excursions, Bentota

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River Excursions, Bentota

Getting to Bentota


Visa: On arrival

Cost: USD 3 (₹ 226 approx)

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Transit time: 5 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 15,300 per person

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