Alutgama / Sri Lanka information / Watersports

Aluthgama Sri Lanka

Aluthgama is a coastal town on the northern bank of the Bentota River. It is in the Kalutara District in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is  63 kilometres (40 mi) south of Colombo and 68 kilometres (42 mi) north of Galle.


Boat trip on Bentota River – Sri Lanka

The Bentota River has perfect weather every month of the year for watersports and river safaris. Feel the rush of air in your face as you speed along in a jetski or speed boat. Experience the thrill of being towed in an inflatable sofa or donut. Make your instagram and youtube videos as you explore the mangroves by boat, capturing on film the exotic wildlife – baby crocodiles, snakes and parrots – all from the safety of a boat with an experienced boat captain giving an informative and educational tour.


Kande Viharaya Buddhist Temple

 Sri Lanka’s tallest Buddha Statue. The Buddha Statue which is 160½ ft tall is constructed in Bhoomi Sparsha Mudra (Calling the Earth to Witness His Enlightenment).



Brief Gardens is the beautifully preserved house and gardens of the famous landscape architect Bevis Bawa. The house and gardens were developed since 1929. Located on a hillside with excellent views and many sculptures – both by Bevis himself and other artists. The estate was formerly a rubber plantation


Weekly Fair in Aluthgama

Mondays there is a fair in Aluthgama (Mathugama Road). Large vegetable market and lots of street vendors. 


Beruwala Fishing Harbour

visit around 6am and watch the fishing boats being unloaded


Tours whilst based in Aluthgama

Day trips could be:

Down the coast to Galle with possibility to visit
– Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
– Boat Trip on Madu Ganga, Balapitiya
– Ariyapala Mask Museum, Ambalangoda
– Batik Factory,Ambalangoda
– Moonstone Mine, Meetiyagoda. This is one of the very few places in the world where blue gleaming moonstones are found. A number of stores and stalls sell jewellery made with these semi-precious stones.
– Hikkaduwa. Glass bottom Boat ride on the coral reef and maybe a swim inside the reef. Good place for lunch break (several good restaurants – Refresh is recommended)
– Galle. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings. Good possibilities for shopping in Galle.

Sinharaja Forest
– Sinharaja forest reserve is one of the least disturbed and biologically unique lowland rain forest in Sri Lanka. This forest covers an extent of about 11187 hectares from east to west .The length of the forest is about 21km and width from North to South is about 3.7km. It was declared a Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) in 1978,as representative of tropical humid evergreen forest Eco system in Sri Lanka and has been recognized by UNESCO as part of it’s International Network of Biosphere reserves. It was declared a National wilderness area in 1988 and lately a world heritage site in 1989.


2-5 day trips could include:

Elephant Orphanage, Pinnewala
Kandy. Tooth Temple, Kandy Dance
Dambulla. Rock Caves Temple
Hill Country (N’Eliya, Haputale, Ella