Located 130km away from the Bandaranaike International Airport is one of the nature’s best preserved marine habitats ; Kalpitiya, a peninsula peacefully lying between the deep lagoon of Puttalam and the magnificent Indian ocean. Kalpitiya is a fishing village which is slowly rising to be one of the best tourist attractions in Sri Lanka with its unruffled beach, calm sea, fair winds, mysterious islands and its exquisite marine habitats which will make you yearn for more days by the serene sea.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Kalpitiya offers the best whale and dolphin observation tours in Sri Lanka just a few miles away from the shore. You will get to see large pods of spinner dolphins; often 100s in the Kalpitiya sea. The sight of pods of dolphins diving into the sea and freely roaming around your observation boat is surely breathtaking.
The unruffled sea off the shore of kalpitiya is a nurturing ground for different types of whales. You will get to see sperm whales and occasionally a blue whale in your whale watching ride. Boat trips are taken away to the sea from the reef to catch the sight of sperm whales who often dive deep into the sea in hunt of giant squids. Whale watching season at Kalpitiya is from December to April.
Since its inception in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka the orphanage is dedicated to its noble cause of protecting Sri Lankan baby elephants who are abandoned or lost in the forests due to natural and man-made causes.