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Kalpitiya

Kite surfer hovering above the ocean in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

The little arm extending from the Northwest coast of the island, Kalpitiya Sri Lanka is a beautiful fishing village offering a simple lifestyle. Initially known as Calpentyn by the Dutch at the time in which it was established as a fortified trading port, Kalpitiya boasts a mixture of fascinating buildings from its colonial historic roots.

Despite its simplistic, unspoiled lifestyle, Kalpitiya Sri Lanka is now a vibrant, energized city, popularly known as one of the best spots in the world for dolphin and whale watching. It is a great place for a nice, relaxing holiday especially one in which you would feel one with nature as you explore the wonders of the marine world.

Kalpitiya weather is generally dry and fairly constant with the exceptional rains generally in the month of November.

Things To Do

There are plenty of things to do in Kalpitiya, given that it is a breathtakingly beautiful fishing village. Kalpitiya dolphin watching and whale watching certainly have to be foremost of priorities. It is an experience in itself to watch these mammals so close at hand…one of the rarest experiences in the world.

Another one of the popular things to do in Kalpitiya is to enjoy the various water sports on offer, ranging from kite-surfing to wind-surfing, sailing, canoeing or even sailing on a catamaran.

Fishing and snorkelling in the waters of Kalpitiya is indeed a splendid experience as the wonderful ocean in this area is a haven for exotic fish and corals of all colours and types. You can also hire a boat or ferry and visit one of the 14 sea-islands. A must on your list of things to do in Kalpitiya.

Attractions

A visit to the Dolphin Beach Kalpitiya, laden with treasures of hundreds and thousands of these playful mammals is a treat not to be missed.

Kalpitiya attractions however are by no means restricted to the Dolphin Beach. The Bar Reef is a vast habitat of exotic corals and teeming with marine life including Butterfly fish, Banner fish, Parrot fish and even Black Tip Reef Shark. This is certainly one of the best of Kalpitiya attractions and is sure to transpose you into another world of fantasy.

The Dutch Fort constructed in 1667 too is another one of the key Kalpitiya attractions. The Puttlam salt pans and the Wilpattu National Park are nearby attractions and not to be missed.

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