Richmond Castle

richmond castle kalutaraBuilt in 1896 at Palataota in a little inland, Richmond Castle is a 42-acre fruit garden estate, originally built for a wealthy regional governor. The architecture of this magnificent plantation mansion, a two-storied building with 15 rooms, is a mix of British and Indian styles copied from the plans of an Indian Maharaja’s palace designed by a London architect. The entire building is characterized by intricate carvings. The house & grounds are open to the public; it is a good spot for riverside picnic.

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