Next destination on my list was Mannar islands. Have to reach there before sunset as it's hard to get a direct bus from Puttalam.
Around 1.30 pm, left the kalpitiya beach hostel. Got a bus back to Puttalam. Puttalam is a big Town and you'll get direct buses to Mannar, Anuradhapura or Colombo from here. There are two ways to reach Mannar, one via Wilpatu National Park and the other via Anuradhapura. The park is 1,317 square kilometers (131, 693 hectares). There are no proper roads if you took this route to Mannar. Government buses are still running in this route. The roads look more like Jeep trials. The last bus that goes to Mannar via Wilpatu is @3.00 pm from Puttalam. You have to wait near the big mosque to get the Bus. This place is 500 Mts away from the Puttalam bus terminal.
You are about to experience one of the beautiful bus rides ever in your life. Bus fare to Munnar from Puttalam is 254 LKR. While you are still on the bus, you can see herds of elephants, deers, peacocks and lots of other birds.