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Things You Must Do With Your Friends In Chilaw

Chilaw is a bustling town in the Puttalam District on the west coast of Sri Lanka. The town has a mix of history, culture, wildlife and to top it all off– beautiful beaches! Chilaw is a great place to base your journey around the west and north-west coast of the island, you and your friends are sure to enjoy Chilaw with a variety of fun things to do when you’re here. 

Dolphin and Whale Watching

Kalpitiya is the country’s premier dolphin and whale watching destination on the west coast, and it takes about an hour and a half to get there from Chilaw. The season for whale watching is from mid-October till the end of March as this is when the sea is at its calmest and the warm waters attract migratory whales. This is a once in a lifetime experience as you and your friends will be a few feet away from these magnificent creatures.

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is Sri Lanka’s largest (and one of its oldest) national parks, it is only a two-hour drive from Chilaw, which makes for a great half-day excursion! You and your friends should definitely visit the park; it is rich in flora and fauna; home to elephants, sloth bears and even leopards. 

Munneswaram Temple

Munneswaram Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Sri Lanka which has roots dating back to 1000 CE. The temple is one of the five ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Munneswaram Temple hosts extravagant celebrations for the Maha Shivaratri and Navarathri festivals. 

Madhu Church

Madhu Church is one of the country’s oldest shrines and has been a holy site for the past 400 years. Over the years, the church has grown in importance with most of the Catholic community, who make the pilgrimage at least once a year to Madhu Church, especially during August for the feast of Madhu. 

Muthurajawela Marsh

Madhu Church is one of the country’s oldest shrines and has been a holy site for the past 400 years. Over the years, the church has grown in importance with most of the Catholic community, who make the pilgrimage at least once a year to Madhu Church, especially during August for the feast of Madhu. 

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