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Bentota

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Bentota is a city in Southern Sri Lanka.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are air-conditioned buses (bus no. 2) that run from Colombo Fort to Galle that will stop at Bentota (2-2½ hour journey) and cost about Rs. 150.

By train[edit]

There is a small railway station in Bentota but most of the trains stop at Aluthgama (2 km from Bentota).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Bentota Perahera (A2 road). Buddhism festival which happens once a year at the end of December. It is similar but smaller than the Esala Perahera in Kandy. Elephants, dancers, fire jugglers and musicians parade from 23:00 to 01:00.

Turtle hatcheries (Induruwa beach). Place where turtle eggs and babies are protected until their release. Open to tourists.

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Eat[edit]

  • Silk Route Cafe & Restaurant, 357 Warahena, +94 342271717. Silk Route Café serves an authentic selection of culinary delights from countries in the ancient land & naval silk routes. The menu is inspired by the vibrant cultures on the route & their mastery in the use of spices,herbs & flavours. US$5-30.

Sleep[edit]

Splurge[edit]

  • Hotel Wunderbar, Robolgoda, Bentota Beach. It's a small, family-run boutique hotel with 14 rooms directly at the beach, catering for individual tourists with the service of a big chain hotel. More information in English and German is available on the official website.
  • Cocoon Resort and Villas, Kaikawala Road, Induruwa, 80510, +94 115744400, fax: +94 117533233, . It offers accommodations with the following names: silk rooms, luxury villas, extravagant villas, and grand villas. All are equipped with a king-sized bed, air conditioning, and satellite/cable tv. The resort also has a restaurant, massage service and steamroom. from US$260.
  • Temple Tree Resort & Spa, 660, Galle Road, +94 342270700. Each room is equipped with an air-conditioner, cable TV, and mini-bar, coffee/tea maker. The hotel also has a swimming pool and spa, high-speed internet access, and provides airport and city transfers. Rates on official website start at US$135.
  • Dalmanuta Gardens - Ayurvedic Resort & Restaurant, 21 Meegama Road, Warapitiya, Bentota River (along the Bentota River), +94 773434434. Ayurvedic resort and restaurant surrounded by gardens. From US$150.

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Go next[edit]

Trains from Aluthgama station go to Columbo, Hikkaduwa and Galle.

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