In the middle of Sri Lanka’s Puttlam District, Kalpitiya is a beautiful town combining fascinating history, nature, and exciting adventures. This area covers 16.73 km² and is home to about 86,405 people living in 31 different Grama Niladari Divisions. Kalpitiya is a great place for nature lovers and people who like to try new things because it has beautiful beaches, exciting kite surfing, and a rich marine environment. A well-kept Dutch fort and church are examples of colonial buildings that give visitors a glimpse into the area’s rich history. This makes it an excellent place for history buffs and people interested in other cultures.

The village has been critical to Sri Lanka’s maritime past since the 17th century. It is at the northern tip of the Kalpitiya peninsula. With the beautiful Indian Ocean on one side and the peaceful Puttalama Lake on the other, it has long been known as an excellent place for snorkelling, sailing, and watching dolphins.

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The Kalpitiya area is the best place in Sri Lanka to see dolphins because it is conveniently located between the Indian Ocean and the vast Puttalama lagoon. This area gives you the best chances to see these fun sea creatures in their natural environment.

There are a lot of different kinds of plants and animals in the peninsula’s ecosystem, including the Bar Reef Marine Sanctuary, untouched lagoons, virgin woods, and many other places. The natural diversity of Kalpitiya is enhanced by the presence of mangroves, rare bird species, sea turtles, dolphins, and even whales. Visitors can see whales and dolphins up close from November to March or April, the best time for whale and dolphin watching.

If you love kiteboarding, Kalpitiya is the best place to be. With average daily wind speeds of 18 to 20 knots, the weather is great from May to October. The weather is excellent at this time for both new and experienced surfers to enjoy the sport against the beautiful backdrop of Kalpitiya’s coastline.

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  • 010: Palliyawatta
  • 015: Anawasala
  • 020: Sinnakudieruppu
  • 025: Vanni Mundalama
  • 030: Mandalakuda
  • 035: Periyakudieruppu
  • 040: Pudukudirippuwa
  • 045: Kandakuli Kudawa
  • 050: Kurinjipitiya North
  • 055: Kurinjipitiya South
  • 060: Kandakuli
  • 065: Palliwasalthurai
  • 070: Musalpiti
  • 075: Mudalappali
  • 080: Thalavila East
  • 085: Thalavila West
  • 090: Palakkuda
  • 095: Thigali
  • 100: Eatale
  • 105: Andankeny
  • 110: Alankuda
  • 115: Nuraichcholai
  • 120: Panayadi
  • 125: Narakkalli
  • 130: Mampuri
  • 135: Nawatkadu
  • 140: Nirmalapura
  • 145: Daluwa
  • 150: Thethapola
  • 155: Karambe
  • Police Station: +94 322 260 423
  • Hospital: +94 322 260 261
  • Tourism Hotline: 1912

Places to Visit and Things to Do In Kalpitiya

Accommodation Options in  Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya offers various accommodations to cater to every traveller’s preferences and budget. Whether you’re seeking luxurious beachfront resorts or cozy boutique hotels, Kalpitya ensures a comfortable and memorable stay.


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