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Stop At: Kalpitiya, Kalpitiya, North Western Province
Kalpitiya is located in the north of Sri Lanka and is a collection of 14 islands. The group of islands is primarily known for its waterfronts and attracts a lot of crowd throughout the year. Two things that people visit Kalpitiya, especially for are water sports and dolphins. The island is surrounded by a long stretch of sand that attracts a lot of tourists because of its scenic beauty.
Now, when you are in Sri Lanka, it might happen that no one would tell you about Kalpitiya. It is because not many people know about it or let's say that it is a very underrated tourist attraction. Fisherman surrounds the beach. What's interesting is that the water here is home to spinner dolphins and a rare species of a sperm whale. Not only for sightseeing but other activities like snorkeling or boat rides are something trendy among tourists. You can also opt for a jeep ride along the beach and enjoy the sunset view. There's also a beautiful coral garden located at the center of the ocean.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Wilpattu National Park is situated on the western coast of Sri Lanka, approximately an hour away from the ancient city of Anuradhapura. This national park has the enviable distinction of being the oldest and the largest national park in the country.
The park has earned its name from the numerous 'villus' (natural lakes in Sinhalese) that spread across the area. Wilpattu is known for its large population of leopards, among the highest in Sri Lanka.
Apart from the leopards, one can spot a multitude of other mammals and reptiles at Wilpattu, such as the Sri Lankan elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer, Indian python and monitor lizards. The bird species at the national park includes Sri Lankan jungle fowl, whistling teal and painted storks. Interestingly, the national park also has a specific historical significance.
Ancient ruins such as stone pillars have been discovered in the national park, near a 'villu' called Kali. It is widely believed that these are the remains of the palace of Queen Kuweni, wife of Sri Lanka's first ruler, King Vijaya.
Home to several lakes and leopards, Wilpattu National Park, is a must-visit for any wildlife aficionado seeking a pleasant and unhurried experience.
Duration: 3 hours