Located in the South Coast of Sri Lanka, the Kalutara resort town with its stunning attractions is a paradise for lovebirds. Golden beaches, an enchanting ancient castle and magical boat rides await to be explored by lovers wanting to quench their wanderlust…

Boat rides are one of the main things to do in Kalutara and they will remind you of the romantic Gondolas in Venice. AVANI Kalutara Resort located in the Kalutara peninsular where the river meets the sea, arranges scenic boat rides along the Kalu River. A journey along the Kalu River through the lush mangrove marshes will give you the chance to spot flocks and flocks of endemic and migratory birds.

Standing tall and proud amidst large manicured lawns is the legendary Richmond Castle. Pretend you and your partner are royals and traverse the large halls and rooms of this magnificent castle that once upon a time was the venue of hundreds of parties attended by aristocrats and noblemen. With superb architecture copied from an Indian Maharaja’s palace, Richmond Castle was built for a regional governor turned philanthropist by the very long name of Padikara-Mudaliyar Rajawasala Appuhamilage Don Arthur de Silva Wijesinghe Siriwardena!

At evening after a thrilling time of exploring, take a romantic, tranquil stroll along Kalutara’s much-adored golden beach. As the fiery, red sun embraces the mystic, blue ocean embrace your loved one and feel the magic and romance in the air….

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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