Kalpitiya – Upcoming Srilankan destination

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Location: Sri Lanka

Destination type: Beaches

Kalpitiya is located in Puttalam district, North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its natural environment.


  1. Records going far back reveal that the peninsula was associated with maritime trade a since ancient times . It was called Arasadi then
  2. It was first colonised by the Portuguese in early 17th Century. 
  3. The arrival of the Dutch eventually resulted in the ousting of the Portuguese from here and elsewhere in the island.
  4. Dutch commenced construction of a fort in 1667, which was completed in 1676
  5. In 1795 the fort was surrendered to the British. The British continued with their military occupation of the Kalpitiya Fort till 1859

Activities for tourists

  1. Enjoy Kite surfing
  2. Try Snorkelling and diving
  3. Visit Kalpitiya fort
  4. Enjoy beach
  5. Try Dolphin watching

How to reach there


Nearest airport is Colombo airport ( Bandaranaike airport)165 kms away . It is connected to Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Honkong, Dubai, Kuwait, Bengaluru, Baharain, Male, Muscut, Doha, Kualalumpur and other major cities in the world

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Yapahuwa ( 109 kms away)
  2. Colombo ( 170kms away)
  3. Anuradhapura( 120kms away)
  4. Munneswaram (89kms away)

Some hotels in Kalpitiya for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Kitesurfing Lanka https://www.kitesurfinglanka.com/

Dinuda Resort https://www.dinuda.com/

Sethdev Lagoon Chalets https://sethdevlagoon.com/

Windy Beach Cabanashttp://windybeachcabanas.com/

Cocodance Kitesurfing Resort https://cocodancekitesurfing.lk/

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Photo courtesy: Lalith nawarathna1 [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]






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