Aluthgama is separated from Bentota by just a bridge and is a lesser popular beach town in the area. The Aluthgama Market is a popular spot amongst locals living around the area for its numerous road-side shops and stalls selling various items ranging from vegetables to fruits to other local produce. The market is held every Monday down Mathugama Road and is flocked by large crowds of people on the lookout for bargains and offers. Travellers may have to be wary of 'commission' boys who may try to take advantage of unsuspecting tourists. The best time to visit it is during the morning, when food items are new and fresh. Aluthgama is also home to quite a large Muslim population and sufficient facilities for Muslim travellers will be available in the town.
Early morning to evening
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The local produce
Aluthgama is home to a large Muslim population and finding a mosque in Aluthgama will not be difficult. The Islamic Mosque in Aluthgama is the main mosque in the area and can be visited during prayer times. It is also possible to visit some of the more prominent mosques in Beruwela – which are not located too far away.
Quite a few Halal restaurants are available in Aluthgama due to its large resident Muslim population. Some of the local Muslims will be able to direct you to some of the best Halal restaurants in the area. For more prominent dining options, Muslim travellers can also head to some of the Halal restaurants in the neighbouring town of Beruwela.