Visit the forts in Matara

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Distance to Matara from ‘our house for rent in Mirissa’ 7km / 20 mins

Matara Fort

Matara, 160km from Colombo, is a busy, sprawling commercial town. The main attractions are its ramparts and well-preserved Dutch fort. The smallish Dutch rampart occupies the promontory separating the Nilwala Ganga from the sea. Built in the 18th century to protect the VOC’s kachcheri (administrative office). Wander the few streets and you’ll see the odd colonial gem – though its real charm is that it is quieter ...

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