Rent a tuktuk in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka!
The best way to travel around Kalpitiya is by driving your own tuk-tuk
Kalpitiya is a well-known location for its amazing 14 islands admiring environment. It is located in the Puttalam district towards the North-Western province of Sri Lanka. History reveals that the Kalpitiya peninsula was associated with maritime trade and smuggling escapades during ancient times. First colonized by the Portuguese in the 17th century, and then taken over by the Dutch, the land was used as a strategic base for military purposes.
Sights in Kalpitiya
Kalpitiya is the famous destination for kite surfing in the country, there are basically two seasons, the winter season during mid December to mid March and the summer season during May to October, nevertheless, both seasons are warm and dry which adds different wind direction to your adventure. You can find this location here
Kalpitiya is apparently the best place in Sri Lanka for Dolphine watching, they also do have Whale watching in the area, but it is said to be better down south.
Wilandagoda Aranya and Archeological site
Wilandagoda archeological site is a collection of caves on top of a hill, which makes for a beautiful side and history. This site is far away from tourism, in the borders of Wilpattu. You can find this location here.
Dutch Fort of Kalpitiya
A perfect military base and an ideal location to control the lucrative salt and cinnamon trades along with pear diving. This historic fort is surrounded by 14 islands which adds a different atmosphere to the usual. You can find this location here.
Thalkawilla St. Anne’s Church
No matter which religion you follow, St. Anne’s church is one of the most ancient and wonderful of all Christian shrines in Sri Lanka. It is the epicenter of tradition and holiness. Pilgrims around the country visit the shrine during Christmas month to pray as one, the view towards the Thalawila beach is indescribable. Location to this amazing church, click here
Food & Drinks
Coop City Restaurant
Located in Puttalam, this restaurant serves delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry, also their friendly staff will help you out in any way they can. It would cost between $5 – $6 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.
Coco Breeze Restaurant
A cozy and warm restaurant with amazing food. Wide variety of items on the menu and many have rated this restaurant highly for its service. It would cost between $9 – $15 per person to dine here. For the location of the cafe click here.
Windy Waves Beach restaurant
A beachfront restaurant with freshly cooked seafood and many more. Reasonable prices to fit your budget. For the location of the cafe click here.
The Araliya Retreat
Comfortable accommodation as villas and also freshly cooked food for their guests in the restaurant, Araliya Retreat surrounds itself with a wonderful view. For the location of the hotel click here.
Kitelantis hotel structure is similar to the authentic Sri Lankan village houses, they are a 5-star hotel with great amenities to keep you comfortable. It would cost between $85 per night for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.
Sun Wind Beach Kite Resort and Kite School
This delightful 3-star hotel has wonderful cabanas and also a kitesurfing school. They have great and fresh food at their restaurant to cater to your needs. For the location of the hotel click here.
Kite Bay Resort
A high-end location for the backpackers traveling to Sri Lanka, this resort is 3 star with the best price you could find in Kalpitiya for the over the top amenities. With an amazing beachfront view, Kite Bay would only cost $21 per night for two people. For the location of the resort click here.
HOW TO GET TO KALPITIYA FROM COLOMBO
How to get to Kalpitiya from Colombo by train
You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Puttalam on a daily basis as Kalpitiya has no station of its own. The journey would last for 4 hours 30 minutes to Puttalam and would cost you around Rs 100 to Rs 400 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat). From Kalpitiya you would need to get a taxi to Kalpitiya. This can be arranged with a car rental company or via Uber or Pickme (Sri Lankan app) for a price of Rs.3200 – Rs.4500 and would take 1 hour 30 minutes to Kalpitiya.
How to get to Kalpitiya from Colombo by bus
From Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal you could hop into a non aircon bus to Anuradhapura (route 3-4 )and get down in Puttalam, which will cost Rs 350, and take around 3 hours 30 minutes. and you could take a taxi to Kalpitiya which will cost you around Rs 3200 – Rs. 4500 depending on where your final destination is.
How to get to Kalpitiya from Colombo by taxi
You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes from Colombo to Kalpitiya. The ride would cost you around Rs 12,000 – Rs 17,000.
How to book a tuktuk in Kalpitiya
- RESERVE YOUR TUKTUK.
- Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
- Upload your license details through the link in the email.
- Get ready at your requested booking time at the Anura Hotel confirmed tuktukrental.com meeting point.
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