Kalpitiya is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. Situated in Puttalm District, Kalpitiya Lagoon is a perfect spot to visit for any tourist. There are four small islands situated in an area of 16 sq km. The distance to Kalpitiya Lagoon from Colombo is around 165 kilometers.

Kalpitiya and its peninsula are the areas most famous for their breathtaking sunset views, dolphin and whale watching, and watersport activities. Those are things that you should not miss if you go there.


Kitesurfing at Kalpitiya Lagoon

One of the best attractions of the Kalpitiya Lagoon is the water sports. It is a world-famous spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. April to October is considered the Kalpitiya season, where wind speed and wind conditions are perfect for Kitesurfing and other water activities. No matter whether you are an amateur or a pro. The teachers will give good lessons on how to do them. Adventure tourists can also participate in Paddleboarding activities.

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Dolphin and Whale Watching

As we mentioned earlier, Kalpitiya is a superb spot for watching Whales and Dolphins. November to April is considered the best season to watch dolphins, while December to April is regarded as the best season to watch sperm whales. Normally, the whale- and dolphin-watching tours start early in the morning, considered the perfect time to see whales.

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Other things about the Area

The lagoon is much larger, where you can experience lovely little waves, and it’s not much deeper. Kayaking is another water activity that tourists can experience. You can kayak towards the mangrove forest that surrounds the lagoon, where you can watch lovely birds and many more animals. The surrounding lagoon is a perfect spot for watching flora and fauna.


Kalpitiya Lagoon Viewpoint

There is no exact viewpoint on the Kalpitiya Lagoon. But you have magnetic views from your resorts or most of the places. You can watch the sunset very clearly and nicely from there. Also, the ocean currents, mangrove forests, and fishing boats offer tourists picturesque views.


Other Places to Visit Near Kalpitiya Lagoon

1) Kappalady Lagoon

2) Kalpitiya Dutch Fort

3) Kalpitiya Dutch Church

4) Alaikuda Beach

5) St. Anne’s Church

6) Ambanttativu Island

7) Battalangunduwa Island

8) Puttalm Salt Pans



Situated in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is considered one of the most visited tourist places in the world for its many characteristics. Here we talk about Sri Lanka’s best kitesurfing spots. Kitesurfing is for anyone who is daring. If you are adrenaline obsessed, kitesurfing is for you to get your hype in control. Sri Lanka is one of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world and there are specific places where kitesurfing is taught, guided, and shown. Amongst the many adventurous sports in Sri Lanka, I believe kitesurfing tops the chart. It is a sport that really gives you an adrenaline rush while giving you a calming sensation from the breeze at the same time.

There are many places in Sri Lanka where this activity is conducted. Our guides will take you to one of these locations when and if you need to participate in this activity. Our guides are thorough with local knowledge, about weather and about the sport as well. If you require language specific guides, it can be arranged upon special request.

Kitesurf? Let’s see what it is

This activity in layman’s language is, tying you to a huge kite and being pulled on a surfboard with the help of the wind. This is the simplest explanation of this activity which sounds quite cool and exciting. But this aquatic sport requires training. Generally in Sri Lanka, there are short trainings provided to amateurs who would like to participate. If you are an expert, welcome to Sri Lanka! But nothing to worry, with our excellent trainers and instructors, usually everyone successfully surfs like a pro!

Where to go…

Best kitesurfing spots in the country

Kalpitiya is said to be the most famous and visited place for kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. There are a number of kitesurfing schools and spots in Kalpitiya. It is best if you book it in advance and make sure your sessions are booked. May to September is the ideal season for this activity. The basic idea is the weather needs to be a bit windy. Some go in October if it is windy. It is required to be able to swim because it involves being on a surfboard in the sea. A short training period of about fifteen hours is required. Mannar is another famous spot for kitesurfing. This city also has many kitesurfing areas with instructors.

There are shops where you can get one and repairing stores are available too. All kite lessons follow International Kiteboarding Methodology. It is equally loved and participated by both locals and foreigners.

For a good hype!

It is indeed an exhilarating sport where your nerves are put to test. It is an international aquatic sport and to be one of the top-notch places in the world to practice it is a privilege. Therefore, do not hesitate, we have gotten the best of the bests and they will instruct you with international standards to fly over a surfboard by the wind. Come down to Sri Lanka if you eagerly wait to experience in kitesurfing.


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