©

Beruwala trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Beruwala

Trip Planner Asia  /  Sri Lanka  /  Western Province  /  Beruwala
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese word for the place where the sail is lowered. It marks the spot for the first Muslim settlement on the island, established by Arab traders around the 8th century AD. A large population of Sri Lankan Moors, many of them gem merchants, still live in the town—particularly in the "China Fort". Msjid-ul-Abrar, a landmark of Beruwala and Sri Lanka's oldest mosque, was built by Arab traders on a rocky peninsula overlooking the town.Beruwala is also home to Al-Fasiyatul Nasriya Muslim Balika Maha Vidyalaya, which is the first and oldest girls school in Sri Lanka. It was damaged by the tsunami on Boxing Day 2004.Beruwala is the starting point of the 130km long stretch of beach. In the past few years great strides have been made in the field of resort development in this area. The bay around remains ideal for bathing almost for the whole year.International relationsTwin towns – Sister citiesBeruwala is twinned with: Reading, United Kingdom
Arrange all the small, but important details of your Beruwala trip itinerary using our Sri Lanka trip planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Beruwala

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Beruwala

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Beruwala

12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LEBANON June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Beruwala BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Western Province & Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans