Located approx. 65 km from Colombo, Bentota is a landmark on the southwestern border on Galle Road along the golden coastal line. A mythical story unravels that ‘Bhima’ was fearful as a demon was supposed to prey upon anyone crossing the ‘thota’, the ferry or river bank; is also laced by the beauty of the river and greenery. Later Bentota became a popular trading hub for those who came in search for coconut, fishery and spices specially cinnamon