The Kalutara Basket Centre located in the heart of the Kalutara town is known for its various colourful baskets. Visitors to the Kalutara Basket Centre will be able to witness the local weavers in the village working on palm fronds and turning them into numerous woven objects such as hats, bags, coasters and baskets. The weavers also use thorny Watekaiya palm leaves as well as coconut fibre for weaving, with their skill level being able to impress all spectators. The woven items are usually exported around the world and are much-loved for their high quality and uniqueness. Visitors will also be able to purchase a few items if they wish, to take home with them as souvenirs and mementos of their visit.
Around 30 minutes
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The weaving process
Though designated prayer facilities near the Kalutara Basket Centre will not be available, it is possible to visit a few of the many mosques in Kalutara. The Hill Street Mosque, Alawiyathul Naqshabandiya Mosque, Kalutara Bazar Mosque and the Kalutara Mosque are some of the most prominent mosques in Kalutara and are all located not too far away.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Kalutara Basket Centre can visit some of the many Halal restaurants in Kalutara. Kandoori Restaurant and Sathira Food Center in Mahamewunawa are two popular Halal restaurants and finding Halal food will not prove to be difficult.