Kalpititya, A place to explore Sri Lanka's Village life, Scuba Divinf, Snorkelling and 4WD Safari Tours in Sri Lanka

 

 

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Absouletly excellent service,friendliness & attitude of the staff and much appreciated. We really enjoyed the remoteness and local charm.

badenham@carlton-miniott.co.uk 04.01.2008  

 
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Fishing Villages in Sri Lanka - Experience Sri Lanka's Village Life

Off road 4WD Safari Tours in KalpitiyaDespite its natural beauty, the western peninsular area of KALPITIYA in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka is remarkably untouched by tourism.  But for those lucky enough to visit, there's a plethora of things to see and do!  With the small close-knit fishing community dominating the lives of the local people, visitors can get a real insight into working life away from the city.  After watching the night fishing boats return in the morning, a visit to one of the fish markets offers the opportunity to choose the evening meal direct from the fresh catch!  The Dutch Fort and St Peter's Kerk church in the town itself are interesting examples of Sri Lanka's rich history and colonial past.  Leisurely boat rides up the lagoon and canoe trips down the river are a pleasant way of exploring the coastline, whilst 4WD jeep rides along the deserted sand dunes between the ocean and the lagoon offer a unique way of watching the colourful evening sunsets.

For keen scuba divers and snorkellers, the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka ('Bar reef') is only an hour's boat trip from Kalpitiya.  This beautiful reef is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish as well as offering sighting of manta rays, reef sharks and the occasional turtle!
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