The town is located close to the north of Colombo and famous for its beautiful landscapes and pristine beaches. It is believed that Mahatma Gandhi once visited this place. It is the home to famous Munneswaram temple famous for its festival named Munneswaram Festival, a lot of tourists from all over the world came to celebrate the festival with Srilankan culture and tradition. Negombo Beach, Dutch Fort, Negombo Lagoon, Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam, and Hamilton Canal are major tourist attractions in Chilaw.
Flying to Chilaw: Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo Airport (52.6 km away) is the nearest airport. It provides domestic flights to Batticaloa, Bentota, Dickwella, Hambantota, Nuwara Eliyaand Sigiriya and international flights to Abu-Dhabi, Delhi, Bangalore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Singapore and Tokyo.
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