|Capital||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
|Population||Approximately 21 million|
|Average temperature||27° - 31°C (81° - 88°F)|
|Currency||Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)|
|Languages spoken||Sinhalese, Tamil and English|
Located about 170km from Colombo, you will be able to get there by a taxi in 3 ½ hours drive. Or for the backpackers out there, a selection of Air-conditioned buses, normal buses and available from Colombo Fort.
The beaches are isolated and blessed with the stunning sunset, Kalpitiya is a peninsula set in between the deep lagoon of Puttalam to the east and the magnificent Indian Ocean to the west. Kalpitiya is located in Puttalam district, North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its serene beauty, mangrove swamps, salt marshes, flat coastal plains, vast sand dune beaches and 14 islands that span over 1670 hectares.