Richmond Castle, Kalutara
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Richmond Castle is located in Kalutara. A visit to Richmond Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kalutara travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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Hier zou ik dus niet heen gaan. Oud monumentaal pand wat ze nu uitmelken. Weinig te zien, gids vrouwelijk nam tijdens rondleiding telefoon op en ging gerust bellen. Ik heb heel Sri Lanka en India gezi... read more »Here I would not go. Old monumental building what they now milking. Little to see, guide female took during tour phone and went feel free to call. I have seen very Sri Lanka and India and this State with dot at the bottom.show original
港町のカルタラ。 シンボルの カルタラ・ボ―ディア の次にお勧めしたい。 内陸側にコロニアルなお城で、英国統治時代の名残を物語って居ます。 事務所エリアを覗くと、日本人もボランティアで来たんだ！のお品がありました。 当時の威厳ムンムンのお金もちの邸宅でしたが、今はその一角が孤児院として 活用されています。 ただ随所に老朽化が目立ちます。 その辺も込みで見学をお勧めします。Port town of Kalutara. Kalutara Bo symbols--you want follow the deer. On the inland side, ' says the remnants of the colonial United Kingdom Castle at colonial. I got into the Office area and the Japanese came in! Of there products. Dignity and humid at the time the richest mansions could corner now used as an orphanage. Just to stand out aging. We recommend the visit in its sides.show original
Visited during our 3 day stay in Kalutara. Worth visiting as it's very close to Kalutara town and just Rs 30 per person ticket fee. Interesting building with an intriguing story behind it. The guide (... read more »
Richmond Castle is one of the historical building located in Palathota, close Kaluthara town, Western province of Sri Lanka. This mansion is famous for its remarkable architectural features and one of the few remaining buildings belonging to that era. Richmond castle was built by 'Athur de Silva Wijeyasinghe Padikara Mudali' (1889-1947), but didn't stay in this place in last days of his life. Currently is placing used as a Children Orphanage and also used for community activities of the area.
Richmond castle was built in the latter period of the 19th century, by a local nobleman (a grand Mudliar) who hobnobbed with the British colonial administration. It has it's own tale of love, betrayal, and heart break. You can read and learn more about it if you google search under "Richmond Castle Kalutara". It is well known for it's architecture, cooling system with natural air, and novel and innovative construction methods used in its day. It is today administered by the public trustee of Sri Lanka (the Mudliar had no heirs). A kindergarten, and primary education classes for under privileged children of the area (as requested in the last will of the Mudliar) are conducted there presently.
If you are nearby Kalutara. Do not forget to visit this place which hide a tragedy of a provincial ruler. An historic building created as per colonial architecture. Now this is dedicated for children as per the last will of the owner.
Richmonad castle has good historical value. And you can imagine the capabilities of ancient srilankans. Owner of this castle very rich and well educated citizen. This castle is built as similar to a palaces in India.
Nice place and i got lot of experiences
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