Kalutara or Kalutota is a major city in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is also the administrative capital of Kalutara District. It is located approximately 43 km south of the capital Colombo. And also Kalutara is an up-and-coming resort town with a wonderful palm-fringed beach. The main sights include the world’s only hollow Buddhist Shrine and Richmond Castle, an elegant plantation mansion.