Chilaw lies just a few kilometres south of Puttalam and is an admirable city where people of varying backgrounds, religions and ethnicity live together in peace and harmony. The beach is calm and tranquil allowing you to lay back in complete relaxation and swim at ease.
Relating to the post Portuguese and Dutch colonial era, the town is famous for pearls and a large fishing community which specialize in crab and prawn farming.
As it is in close proximity to the Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary, tourists can also enjoy a day excursion to explore the natural wonders of the country after a day on the beach.
Things to do in Chilaw
- Visit Munneshwaram Hindu temple
- Visit Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary
- Take a trip to the beach
- Visit the fishing villages and see the catch of the day