Kalpitiya is renowned for its water sports, particularly kite surfing, snorkeling and diving, and is one of the best places to watch schools of dolphins as they gambol in the shallow waters off the coast. Known as the ‘birthplace of the nation’, according to legend the Kalpitiya peninsula is where Prince Vijaya, the founder of the Singhalese race, first landed on our shores. With the Indian Ocean to the west and Puttalam Lagoon opening to the sea at Dutch Bay to the east, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to sightseeing or simply relaxing on the beach. After lunch at the hotel, you will spend the first afternoon getting acquainted with your horse or pony, and later enjoy a sunset ride along the seashore.
Breakfast, and then a brisk gallop or just a leisurely walk, the choice is yours— along the beach to Dutch Bay. Does life get better than this? We think not! Lunch, and then relax at the hotel.
An optional excursion to visit the dolphins of Kalpitiya. The Western Coast of Sri Lanka attracts flocks of spinner dolphins during the months of November to April. This afternoon, set off for Anuradhpura, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Anuradhapura en route. Anuradhapura, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. Lying 205km north of the current capital Colombo, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya, it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Palm Garden Village
Horse riding in Kalpitiya
Visit Anuradhapura ancient ruins
Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic
Visit Nuwara Eliya, Colombo city tour
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