Featuring the scenic splendour of a coastal region, Kalpitiya is situated in the Puttalam district. Heaven on earth for both natives and non-natives alike, Kalpitiya is the idyllic beach escape for the thrill-seeking traveller.
Kalpitiya has always been about aquatic activities, but for the culture hungry vacationer Kalpitiya reveals many fascinating features.
The Dutch Fort
Of all the remaining Dutch forts built in Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya is one of the few that has been preserved entirely. The yellow bricks that have been used to fortify the fort is said to have been brought from Holland.
The Dutch Church
Situated between the fort and Kalpitiya village, the Dutch Church is one of the oldest Protestant Churches in the country. Fascinating visitors, the remnants here include old tombstones, an old baptism place, church bells and more.
St Anne’s Church
Located in Thalawila, St Anne’s Church is one of the most important churches’ in the country. Its heritage complete with mystical beginnings, attracts thousands of devotees and international travellers every year.
Take an informative stroll around the region and head to the Kalpitiya Fisheries harbour. As the regions primary economy is based on fishing, the hustle and bustle of the locale is an intriguing experience for adventure seeking holidaymakers.
The Elephant Tree
Embrace the innate beauty of Kalpitiya by chartering a boat ride to explore its beautiful lagoon. The highlight of this excursion is the Elephant Tree – a vast and ancient tree settled amidst the mangroves of the lagoon. A delightful sight for the day tripper holidaying in Kalpitiya!