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Kalutara

Kalutara, a coastal gem in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, is a blend of cultural richness, historical depth, and natural beauty. With a population that embraces diversity, this region offers a unique mix of serenity and vibrant community life. Historically significant, Kalutara has evolved from its ancient roots as a trading and fishing hub to become a modern destination that still cherishes its traditions and natural landscapes.


The district is celebrated for the Kalutara Bodhiya, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country, drawing both pilgrims and tourists to its serene ambiance. Architectural marvels like the Richmond Castle add to the area's allure, showcasing the blend of colonial and local design influences. Kalutara's beaches, with their golden sands and inviting waters, offer a tranquil escape while the Bodhinagala Forest Hermitage provides a peaceful retreat into nature, highlighting the area's commitment to preserving its environmental treasures.

Kalutara's transformation over the years has been remarkable, with infrastructure developments enhancing connectivity and making it a more accessible destination for visitors. The town's real estate market is on the rise, reflecting its growing popularity among those looking to invest in a blend of beachside serenity and urban convenience. Despite its growth, Kalutara retains a close-knit community vibe, with local markets and festivals that invite immersion into Sri Lankan culture.

This coastal town, with its historical significance, cultural diversity, and natural beauty, represents the essence of Sri Lankan charm, making it a must-visit for anyone exploring the Western Province.
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City Insights

tick iconHistorically strategic for trade and defence, now a key transport node.
tick iconCoastal town at Kalu Ganga River's estuary, pivotal for fishing and trade.
tick iconShowcases rich heritage at Kalutara District Museum and Puppets Art Center​.
tick iconHistoric hub for the cinnamon trade, influencing local and global commerce.
tick iconDiverse population with a Sinhalese majority and multicultural communities.
tick iconKey site during Portuguese era, marked by caste wars and religious shifts.

Known Landmarks

  • Kalu Ganga

  • Kalutara Bodhiya

  • Holy Cross College - Kalutara

  • Bank of Ceylon - Kalutara Super Grade Branch

  • Kalutara Clock Tower

  • Kalutara Bus Station

  • Kalutara Post Office

  • Kalutara Bridge

  • Kalutara South Railway Station

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

418Payagala - Kalutara
422Moronthuduwa - Kalutara
423Nebada - Kalutara
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmKalutara South Train Station
2.2kmKalutara North Train Station
3.2kmKatukurunda Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconIntroduction of luxury beach resort apartment & villa projects such as Oceana Beach Resort.

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What’s great here?

tick iconOffers easy access to major bus routes and train stations like Kalutara South, enhancing local and inter-city mobility​​.
tick iconLocated one and a half hours (45km) away from Colombo, via Galle Road, making daily commutes to and from the commercial capital quite feasible.
tick iconReasonable access to a wide array of public services and amenities, leaving little room for residents to venture out of the district for their day-to-day needs.
tick iconPresence of a multitude of beaches, green spaces, and natural retreats that offer a blend of recreational and relaxation opportunities.
tick iconThe district is home to several reputed government hospitals such as the Panadura Base Hospital, Teaching Hospital Kalutara, Horana Base Hospital as well as many private hospitals.
tick iconHome to a multitude of reputed schools and educational institutions such as Taxila Central College, Sri Sumangala College, Sri Sumangala Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Holy Cross College - Kalutara and more.
tick iconThe close-knit community vibe and the area's focus on sustainable growth contribute to a secure living environment.
tick iconThe district’s commitment to preserving its natural beauty while developing infrastructure ensures residents enjoy a quality living environment with access to beaches, parks, and recreational areas​.
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What needs attention?

tick iconImproving public transportation facilities and frequency can further enhance accessibility and reduce congestion, making daily commutes smoother for residents.
tick iconA need for improvement in road networks in the district’s interiors.
tick iconExpanding dining, shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities to cater to the growing population would enhance the overall quality of life in Kalutara.
tick iconA need to strengthen coastal and environmental protection measures to safeguard against natural disasters and climate change impacts.
tick iconA notable uptick in security concerns in certain under-developed neighbourhoods, as a result of the unrest stemming from the ongoing economic crisis.
tick iconGrowing issues of coastal, land and air pollution due to under-developed waste management systems.

Neighbourhood Rating

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Property Price Trends in Kalutara for

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Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 29,135.67 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
13.38%
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Past 3 months' growth
10.19%
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