The main attraction at Dutch Bay Beach is the rare opportunity to see dolphins and whalesin their natural habitat. You can go out in the early hours of the morning, as the improbably calm sea glitters under the gently rising sun, to search for playful dolphins and awe-inspiring whales.Water sports on offer include sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, kite surfing, deep-sea fishing and snorkeling.For those who wish to explore the land around them, a visit can be made to the small, nearby town of Kalpitiya. It’s a vibrant and unspoiled fishing town with an interesting mix of historical buildings from its eventful colonial past.Munnesweram Kovil is a much-storied Hindu temple whose origins date back to great antiquity.
A highly revered temple dedicated to Shiva and associated with Kali, its deity’s name can be translated as the ‘Lord of Antiquity’ and its goddess as the ‘Goddess of Beautiful Form’. About an hour and a half away, it is well worth a visit.The Puttlam salt pans are a half hour drive away for those interested in learning what one of our most basic condiments goes through before it ends up on our tables and in our food. For those who wish to explore the island’s ancient history, the many attractions of the Cultural Triangle, with its ruined cities, temples and statues, is within comfortable reach. About two to three hours away, it contains no less than four of the island’s seven World Heritage Sites.
Wind Surfing @ Divyaa Lagoon
Kalpitiya Sri Lanka
The North Western coastal belts are studded with fine palm fringed sheltered tropical beaches. The flat waters of the Kalpitiya Lagoon and the consistent wind from the sea are the best conditions to wind surf as if the bay beaches wouldn’t do are also enriched with lagoons enhancing the opportunities for the amateurs to enjoy in water sports. The main tourist season of Sri Lanka is during the period of November to April. During this period the lovely beaches of the…Read more