is located in Puttalam district, North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is
known for its natural environment. It consists of 14 islands. It has a total
area of 16.73 km. The people of Kalpitiya are mostly fishermen. It is now
developing as a tourist destination
It is now developing as a tourist destination. It is a Marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches. It provides nursing grounds for many species of fish and crustaceans The coastal waters are also home to spinner, bottlenose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and the elusive dugong The Sri Lankan government has now formulated a master plan for the development of tourism industry here.
Alakunda is a
stretch of beach in Kalpitiya that is home to a number of beach hotels. The beach is a starting point for
off-shore whale and dolphin watching in Kalpitiya and offers various water
related activities. Hotels and resorts here include Bar Reef Resort, Palagama
Beach, Khomba House, Udekki.
Kalpitiya is nominally the best location for kitesurfing in the country. The summer kitesurfing season is from May to October during the south west monsoon while the winter season is from mid December to mid February during the north east monsoon. Kiteboard Tour Asia held a tour event in Kalpitiya in September 2017.
Weather is perfect this time of year in Kalpitiya to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.4 F (32.4 C) and 84.3 F (29.1 C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 13 times per month.