Kalpitiya is situated in Puttalam, in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka and it’s famous for its peaceful excellence. Kalpitiya comprises of 14 Islands and has an aggregate territory of 16.73km. The general populations who live in Kalpitiya are mostly fisherman and it is currently forming into an appealing tourist destination.
Kalpitiya is located 165km North from Colombo and one can arrive by a vehicle in 3.5 hours. Public transport too is accessible from Colombo to Puttalam or by a van or three wheeler could be contracted at a sensible cost to get about in Kalpitiya.
Kalpitiya rich in natural excellence has a fascinating history which backpedals to uncover that the landmass was related with maritime exchange and smuggling adventures since old times. It was at first colonized by the Portuguese and the entry of the Dutch in the end brought about the removing of the Portuguese from Kalpitiya to somewhere else in the Island. During the time of the Dutch the northern end of the landmass was utilized as an army base and maritime base to exchange supplies to the territory. The preserved Dutch Era Fort remains today and is currently occupied and maintained by the Sri Lankan Navy. The St Anne's congregation celebration is another lively yearly celebration held here for a huge number of Catholics fans to visit the tiny town to observe St Anne's celebration.
The extend of the beach in Kalpitiya is a home to various beachside inns and is a beginning stage for seaward whale and dolphin viewing and furthermore offers different water related exercises, for example, diving and surfing as well. There are reputed inns and resorts, for example, like the bar reef resort and Dolphin beach resort and many other accommodations which cater to the tourist both locally and internationally.
Kalpitiya is likewise ostensibly known as the best area for kite surfing in the nation during the time of summer. The kite surfing season is from May to October amid the south west rainstorm while the winter season is from mid-December to Mid-February amid the north east storm.
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