The Kalutara Bodiya is one of the religious place which is venerated by all Buddhist in Sri Lanka. Anybody who comes from Colombo or Galle Stop over at the Sacred Shrine to pay their respects by way of worshipping and offerings. Here is a hollow dagoba with interesting paintings. During 2nd century AD the Ven. Mahinda Thera has directed that 32 saplings taken from the Sri Mahabodhiya be planted at certain points around the country it is believed that the present Bo-Tree in Kalutara is supposed to be one of the 32 saplings of Sri Maha Bodiya. The Kalutara Bodiya is located just after the Kalutara River from the Colombo side.