A Sri Lankan coastal city famous for golden beaches, Bentota is situated on the southern coastal tip of the Galle District of the Southern Province. The town is a popular tourist attraction and also a favourite destination for watersports. It is especially famous among the foreign tourists.
The name comes from a mythical story which dates back to kings time saying a demon called Bem ruled this river ( tota = river bank. Bentota hosts a handful of world proclaimed hotels. It is the hosting land for the famous Sri Lankan Jeweler Aida. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is also famous for its production in Toddy. An alcoholic beverage made out of cocunut nectar. Bentota was heavily damaged by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which killed many which devastated the Sri Lankan coastal belt on the morning of the December 26th. Benthota is a historical pleace where it is described in ancient “SANDESHA KAVYA”. The GALAPATHA Viharaya is one of ancient temple can see in the region.