144 Kms from Kalpitiya
Sri Lanka is a hub of the apparel industry, and on the streets you will see many local boutiques and factory outlets selling branded clothes! Check out places such as Barefoot, which also has its own cafe, Laksala, a state gift shop and souvenir boutique or Odel, which is a huge shopping complex in the heart of Colombo. Your shopping spree will never come to an end if you visit these shops, or find better ones! All these outlets have good quality products, and are good value for money.
251 Kms from Kalpitiya
One beach you need to visit on your next trip to Maui is Pailoa Bay, a black sand beach on the famed Road to Hana. With its bright blue water and contrasting black pebbled sand, you could easily spend all day relaxing under the Hawaiian sun. Plus, there are sea caves and lava tubes to explore nearby! Saying this beach is ridiculously remarkable is an understatement! 4) Jessica from A Passion and A Passport: Pailoa Bay, Hawaii, USA
127 Kms from Kalpitiya
Best time to visit - N/A
An island in the Gulf of Mannar region, Rameshwaram is joined with the mainland with the help of the Pamban Beach. The main attraction here is the Rama Temple after the name of whom the place was named Rameshwaram. It is said that after slaying Ravana, Lord Rama came here to seek forgivance for his act of slaying Ravana. This is where the temple is built and the temple has 22 wells. The number defines the number of arrows in Rama's quiver. The temple is marked with huge pillars and magnificent corridors. The third corridor is said to be the longest in the world. The other attractions here are the beaches known as the Olaikoda, Dhanushkodi and the Pamban Beaches. The main activities you can enjoy here are scuba diving, migratory bird- watching. You can also enjoy conch collection and fishing here.
250 Kms from Kalpitiya
Galle located at the southwestern coast of Srilanka is not only known for its famous Dutch fortress but also some of the awesome beaches around it. From Hatton take the bus to Colombo and alight a few stops ahead at Kaduwela from where you can get a bus to Galle that runs through the southern expressway and hardly takes an hour and a half to reach Galle. For stay, there are plenty of guesthouses and a few hostels inside the fort to choose from. Once you have checked in your guesthouse you can spend the evening walking around the fort and admiring its rich heritage. Though I read online that you cant get alcohol inside the fort, there are quite a few restaurants cafes inside that serves beer and other beverages and the most noticeable being Taphouse by R&R located in the hospital street nearby the lighthouse.
244 Kms from Kalpitiya
Best time to visit - November- May
Also known as Cape Comorin, Kumari Munai and Kumari, this city is on the southernmost tip of the subcontinent and is right on the confluence location of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The unique part about this beautiful city of Kanyakumari is that this is the only place where you can enjoy the view of the sunset and the moonrise at the same time. Also, during the Chitra Paurnima during April- May, you can also see the sun and moon facing each other on the same horizon which is an absolute rare sight you will find elsewhere on the planet. Apart from this Kanyakumari is also a city of temples and most of them are dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The main attraction are the beaches of course and for a pure experience of the beautiful waters, this city in Tamil Nadu is just perfect.
260 Kms from Kalpitiya
Best time to visit - January,February,September,October,November,December
With an intriguing history, the oldest inhabited city in the world is a delight to discover. Visited by people from all over the country, no tour of the south is complete without a visit to Madurai. Shree Meenakshi Sudareshwara Temple is a 2000-year-old temple and is a must visit when in Madurai. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are four towers in the temple and each tower is embellished with a thousand sculptures symbolising an assortment of mythological themes. There are huge lines at multiple points in the temple so do keep patience. There are also a few rules that one must remember, especially women. Other points of interest in Madurai are Gandhi Museum, Pazhamudhir Solai and Koodal Azhagar Temple. The food in Madurai is a delight for food lovers! There are small stalls selling mutton rolls, which will have your taste buds thanking you.
113 Kms from Kalpitiya
This magnanimous structure will blow you away because it is so overwhelming! The Lion Rock Temple at Sirigaya has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in Sri Lanka. It was constructed by a king who used this temple as his personal getaway, and after his death this temple was used as a Buddhist monastery. When you reach the top of the rock, you will have an incredible view to see!