With seawaters wandered by enchanting dolphins and whales, and spectacular beaches sprinkled with catamaran, Kalpitiya is a paradise for sea-based adventures!
Kalpitiya is a peninsula located on the west coast in the Puttalam District of North Western Province, Sri Lanka and placed in between the Puttalam Lagoon and the glorious Indian Ocean. It is situated 130 kilometers north of the Bandaranaike International Airport and approximately 165 kilometers from the commercial capital Colombo, 168 kilometers from Kandy and 225 kilometers from Trincomalee.
Kalpitiya consists of 14 islands namely Battalangunduwa, Palliyawatta, Vellai I, Vellai II, Vellai III, Uchchamunai, Ippantivu, Periya Arichchalai, Sinna Arichchalai, Eramutivu, Sinna Eramutivu, Eramutivu West, Kakativu and Mutwal (Dutch Bay).
The area is home to a remarkable variety of habitats and scattered with a number of spectacular and vast sand dune beaches. Kalpitiya is home to an exquisite and pristine marine sanctuary called the Bar Reef which holds a spectacular biodiversity superior to that of any coral reef surrounding India.
Kalpitiya is also the prime destination for offshore whale and dolphin watching on the island with regular sightings of dolphins such as Spinners, Bottlenose and Indo-Pacific Humpbacks, and whales such as Sperm whales and Blue whales. The beginning point of these boating excursions is the famous Alankuda Beach, popularly referred to as the best beach in Kalpitiya. Kalpitiya is also renowned as the leading spot for Kite-surfing in Sri Lanka.