Crane fishing in mangroves
6 Reasons to Visit Kalpitiya
Kalpitiya, set right at the edge of a peninsula on the western coast of Sri Lanka, is a popular tourist site (although it's remained relatively quiet and chill, adding to its appeal), and it's not very hard to see why. Here are five of the main reasons. Make sure you don't miss any!
1 Kite Surfing:
The peninsula of Kalpitiya, with its near-constant wind, is one of the top destinations for kitesurfing in Asia. It is the ultimate experience for anyone looking for adventure water sports amidst scenic beauty. The shallow lagoon makes it suitable even for beginners.
2 Dolphin and Whale Watching:
Kalpitiya is one of the best spots for dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Here, you can witness massive pods of dolphins, even thousands at once, in their natural habitat.
3 Diving and Snorkeling:
For keen scuba divers and snorkelers, the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka ("Bar reef") is only an hour's boat trip away from Kalpitiya. This beautiful reef is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish, including manta rays, reef sharks, and the occasional turtle.
4 Fishing and Lagoon Tours:
Kalpitiya has a beautiful lagoon on both sides, filled with mangroves, small islands, and sand dunes, that can be discovered by boat or kayak. This corner of the Indian Ocean also has a large variety of sea creatures, and fishing can be done both at sea and in the lagoon.
5 Wilpattu National Park:
Kalpitiya is a convenient base from which to launch a safari into this national park, which, at 1085 sq km, is Sri Lanka's largest. As well as lakes, you'll find here an impressive array of wildlife, including leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, wild pigs, and crocodiles.
6 Beaches and lagoons
Has one of the quietest and unspoiled beaches anywhere in the country, you wont see another sould for miles. Lagoon has full of rich varieties of animals and birds are like,such as the Dugongs