Placed approximately 170 km of Colombo, the Kalpitiya region is one of the most beautiful coastal areas located in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is a peninsular that separates the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian Ocean, so you will see the blue ocean and its golden beaches on one side and a large lagoon with several unspoilt islands on the other.
Kalpitiya is inherently a small fishing community and watching their lives at sea are very remarkable. Free from the hustle and bustle of city and corporate life, fishermen take to the sea in the dark nights and return in the wee hours of the morning with a fresh catch. Visit the many fish markets that offer an opportunity to choose freshly caught seafood for a scrumptious meal.
Kalpitiya is a prominent marine sanctuary home to a diversity of marine habitat. From bar reefs to saltpans, mangrove swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches are few of the things you can experience here. Kalpitiya is excellent for surfing, wind surging, boat rides, snorkeling and scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching or simply relaxing and unwinding in the sun.
Alankuda beach in Kalpitiya is the best places if you are interested in seeing whales or dolphins. During November to March is the best season to go dolphin and whale watching off Kalpitiya.
Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is increasingly becoming a popular sport. May to October is the best season with great winds for kitesurfing in Kalpitiya.
Apart from kitesurfing, Kalpitiya is also a great location for surfing, kayaking, boat rides, snorkeling and scuba diving.
After watching the night fishing boats return in the morning, a visit to one of the fish markets offers the opportunity to choose the evening meal direct from the fresh catch.
Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard population.