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Kalpitiya is a 14-island peninsula on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of Colombo City. It is a kitesurfers’ heaven, with the wind blowing over the peninsular towards the land, providing a trouble-free ride without the difficulty.

Kudawa Beach in Kalpitiya is a lesser-known beach where you may go for a walk and enjoy the sound of the wind, waves, and the gorgeous sunset.

Kalpitiya is one of three locations in Sri Lanka for whale watching. The months of November to March are ideal for dolphin and whale watching along the Kalpitiya coast. From February through March, there is a decent possibility of seeing sperm whales.

Additional information

Nearby Attractions

  • Kalpitiya Dutch Fort

The fort is approximately square, with walls about 4 meters high, and was built between 1667 and 1676 out of coral and limestone from the surrounding region. It features four bastions and a single entrance. There are still the walls of a church, barracks, dining hall, commander’s apartment, and prison.

  • Dutch Church

It is one of the country’s oldest Protestant churches, with a simple architectural design.

The most remarkable part is the tombstones on the floor with various inscriptions and epitaphs.

This church’s belfry and all of its furniture were moved to the Anglican church in Puttalam at some point this century, so it’s mostly empty here.

The most popular nearby attraction: Negombo Beach (131 Km)


within 10 Km

Star Classified Hotels- Yes

Boutique Hotels- No

Resorts- No

International Chain Hotels- No

Ayurvedic Hotels- Yes

Villas- Yes

Eco Hotels- No

Camping- No

Unclassified Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


CMB Airport- 143 Km (travel time: 3hrs 20min)

Colombo City- 171 Km (travel time: 3hrs 50min)

Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 195 Km (travel time: 4hrs)

Anuradhapura Ancient City- 125 Km (travel time: 2hrs 40min)

Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 223 Km (travel time: 4hrs 30min)

Kandy City- 170 Km (travel time: 4hrs)

Galle Dutch Fort- 291 Km (travel time: 5hrs 20min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time

November to March


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