Beruwala ෴ බේරුවල
Location: Beruwala is located 55 km south of Colombo in the western coastal belt.
Reaching Beruwala: Beruwala can be reached by main Colombo-Galle motor road (A2) as well as by Colombo-Galle-Matara southern railway line. Beginning from Beruwala, Sri Lanka's south western and southern beaches spread along the coastal belt for 205 km till it reaches 2 km long beach of Rekawa, 10 km east of Tangalle.
Beruwala Town: Both the railway station and bus station are in the city center of Beruwala. The stretch of Beruwala resort and guest houses begins 2km south of the town.
Beruwala Beach: Beruwala's broad and attractive beach called ""Golden Mile"" is well protected with security guards. Still Beruwala is a poor cousin of Renowned Bentota next door.
Accommodation: Beruwala's accommodation options range form four star international class resort hotels to budget guest houses.
Aluthgama: transportation hub: Aluthgama, the city immediately south of Beruwala and immediately north of Bentota Beach resort town, is the major transportation hub of the region.
Excursions from Beruwala: Bentota Bay Beach (09 km), Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery (18 km) VOC Galle Dutch Fort (61km)
About Kalutara District
Kalutara is situated approximately 42km south of Colombo . Once a spice trading post, Kalutara was controlled variously by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The town is famous for quality bamboo basket and mats and the most luscious mangosteens.
The 38-meter long Kalutara Bridge was built at the mouth of the Kalu Ganga River and serves as a major link between the country's Western and Southern border. At the southern end of the bridge lies the 3 stories-high Kalutara Vihara, a Buddhist temple built in the 1960s which holds the distinction of being the only stupa in the world that is hollow.
About Western Province
The Western Province is the most densely populated province of Sri Lanka. It is home to the legislative capital Sri Jayawardenapura as well to Colombo, the nation's administrative and business center. Western Province is divided into 3 main districts called Colombo (642 km²), Gampaha (1,386.6 km²) and Kalutara (1,606 km²) districts. As Sri Lanka's economic hub, all the major local and international corporations have their presence in the city and so do all the major designer and high street retailers, so be ready to indulge in some retail therapy in western province.
Having the highest population in the all the provinces, the almost all the premier educational institutions in the island are located in western province. Universities in the province include the University of Colombo, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Kelaniya, Open University, Sri Lanka, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and University of Moratuwa .Western province has the largest amount of schools in the country, which includes National, Provincial, Private and International schools.