"A small town between Bentota and Beruwela..." Aluthgama by WStat

Aluthgama Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 7 photos

...nothing much to tell about, besides...

... an important hint about possible Rip-Offs, when buying liquor (or spices !)
(see "Warnings" and "Tourist Traps")
The shops and also the weekly Monday-Market in Aluthgama offer various goods,fine and fresh vegetables and a lot of genuine Sri Lankan spices. The best shop for spices is the local Pharmacy on Galle Road. Omit the socalled "Spice Gardens"at any rate, where you will pay most probably the 3-fold European price !!

  • Last visit to Aluthgama: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated Sep 27, 2008
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  • Blueruss16's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2008 at 5:03 AM

    The place is staffed by liars and thieves! Never the same price twice. I bought a cool bottle of Corona (Mexican beer) at the Galle Face Hotel, waiter service @ 320SLR.Ranga Wine over the counter,warm and dirty... 420SLR !!! STAY AWAY FROM THESE CROOKS!!!

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2008 at 2:49 AM

    The Arrack was far better than any scotch I have tried and went beautifully with some spicy Sri Lankan chicken dish.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:03 AM

    a good warning ! Touristen-Deppensteuer nennt man das bei uns ;-)

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