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Bentota, Galle

Bentota, located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, is a picturesque town renowned for its stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, and rich cultural heritage. Approximately 65 km south of Colombo, Bentota serves as a tranquil escape from the bustling city life, offering visitors a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. The town is famous for its water sports, wellness centres, and historical landmarks, making it a versatile destination for tourists of all interests.


Bentota's coastline, with its golden sandy beaches and clear blue waters, is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and water activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and surfing. The town is also home to several turtle hatcheries, conservation projects, and the scenic Bentota River, which provides opportunities for river safaris and bird watching. Cultural enthusiasts can explore local temples, gardens designed by renowned architects, and various historical sites that tell the story of Bentota’s rich past​.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, approximately 65 km south of Colombo.
tick iconSituated on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, approximately 65 km south of Colombo.
tick iconA vibrant community with a blend of local and international influences.
tick iconPredominantly driven by tourism, with contributions from fishing and local crafts.
tick iconRich cultural heritage with festivals, religious sites, and significant contributions to arts and architecture.
tick iconBentota has a rich history reflected in its ancient temples, colonial-era buildings, and traditional arts.

Known Landmarks

  • Cinnamon Bentota Beach Hotel

  • Bentota Ganga

  • Bentota Railway Bridge

  • Bentota Udakotuwa Temple

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

413Aluthgama - Bentota - Uragaha
2Matara - Bentota - Colombo
2-1Galle - Bentota - Colombo
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Nearest Train Stations

o kmBentota Train Station
4.2kmInduwara Railway Station
7.6kmHettimulla Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area
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What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent rail and bus connectivity to major cities like Colombo and Galle.
tick iconConvenient access to public transportation within the town.
tick iconOffers access to a range of public facilities and amenities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents, visitors and tourists.
tick iconWide range of dining options, from beachfront restaurants to local eateries.
tick iconNumerous water sports and beach activities, including surfing, snorkelling, and scuba diving.
tick iconVibrant nightlife with beach parties and live music venues.
tick iconGenerally safe for residents and tourists with friendly, close-knit local communities and neighbourhoods.
tick iconStunning natural beauty with pristine beaches and lush gardens.
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What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion during peak tourist seasons.
tick iconLimited public transport options late at night.
tick iconA need for a more comprehensive coverage of public amenities such as shopping centres, entertainment facilities, etc. to cater to the growing population.
tick iconA need for improvement in healthcare and education facilities.
tick iconOccasional petty crimes, necessitating vigilance, especially in crowded areas.
tick iconPollution and waste management issues that need addressing.

Neighbourhood Rating

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