Kalpitiya kite surfing Sri Lanka


Kalpitiya Tourism

 Kalpitiya is a town surrounded by natural spaces and beaches. Kalpitiya covers a total area of 16.73 km²; the city has 14 islands with the main ones being Battalangunduwa, Palliyawatta, Uchchamunai, Periya Arichchalai, and Kakativu etc. Kalpitiya is one of the upcoming tourist destinations within Sri Lanka, providing activities such as kite surfing, surfing, whale watching, etc.

The town is home to fishermen living within the natural habitat of the sea. The name of the city also has a long history of etymology as it is derived from the Tamil word ‘Kal’ and ‘Pattu’ meaning stone and elevation. The town was previously known as Arasadi, and during the colonial era, it was popularly known as Calpentyn. Kalpitiya is, therefore, the destination of dreams for those who enjoy long walks, beaches, beautiful sunset views and finally the adventure activities!



Kalpitiya is a coastal town located in the western region of, Puttalam District. The Kalpitiya peninsula consists of a total of fourteen islands. Kalpitiya is most famed as being the best place in Sri Lanka for kitesurfing, attracting enthusiasts from all levels to test the winds on an exciting lagoon expedition.

Apart from being a haven for kite surfers; Kalpitiya is also a popular place for snorkeling, diving, and dolphin-watching excursions. It is made up of 14 islands; home to local fishing communities as the waters around Kalpitiya are thriving with marine life. 

Explore the sights and sounds of this quiet town during your holiday to Sri Lanka. The best time to visit Kalpitiya Beach is during the dry months, preferably between October to May.

Things to do in Kalpitya
  1. Diving
  2. Visit the Dutch Fort
  3. Kite Surf
  4. Whale and Dolphin watching
  5. Lagoon boat tours of the bay
  6. Mangrove Forest Boat Tour in Kalpitiya
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