Wilpattu House Cottages Cabana / Bungalow Rooms is a tranquil, rustic no frills nature stay and similar to homestay.
It is convenient location for Safaris into Wilpattu National Park and Whale and Dolphin watch tours (Nov to March) in Kalpitiya.
We are just by the Wilpattu National Park, Eluwankulama Entrance on the Puttalam-Mannar Road. Jeep Safaris into the Park or a low cost trip by tuk-tuk thru the Wilpattu Park can be arranged. Please note there is no guarantees that either travel will have you see Elephant and Leopards. We also arrange Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya.
The property surrounded by scrub jungle and is set about 0.5 km away from the last house in the village. This is tranquil rustic place where the sounds of birds and peacocks are what disturb the tranquility. No luxury items available nearby, even beer liquor or Banks/ATM are 30 km away in Puttalam.
We either provide directions or arrange
Safaris into Wilpattu National Park .
Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya.
Tuk-Tuk thru Wilpattu Park (40 km each way)
Hike/Picnic along the Kala Oya (4 km).
Swim in Puttalam Lagoon/Dutch Bay on Secluded Beach (5 km)
River ride up the KalaOya/Lunu Ela estuary
A Dip at Nearby Anicut/Canal (1.5 km)
Take boat ride from Gangewadiya to Kalpitiya
Visit Malvila Ruins reputed to have been built by Prince Saliya, son of King Dutugemunu the Great
Day Trip through Wipattu National Park to The Doric and Arippu Fort
Day Trip through Wipattu National Park to Mannar
Atención a los huéspedes
We interact a lot with the guests and and have informative discussions. Topics could include and not limited to trees and plants around the property, village life and suggestions on itineraries.
Otros aspectos destacables
This is a small village.
No banks or money changers. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away.
No Beer/Liquor stores. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away.
Internet is available and slow, but no WiFi.
Suggest to bring an UNLOCKED phone and buy a SIM card at the airport.
SIM card is only LKR 100 and I would think if you are only doing local phone calls LKR 1000 would be sufficient.
International calls are cheap too, about LKR 10 (USD 7 cents) /per min.
If smart phone/tablet, Internet as well.
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We are the hosts. Sereno and Kumari
Sereno: Male, 55 years old. Was a grad student in Oceanography in Stony Brook, New York (8 years). Worked in the Manhattan, New York for 14 years. Camped and Driven across the US three times in old car. Interested in Culture, Environment and every thing in Life.
Kumari: Fantastic cook and a great host who really likes people and children. Worked in Lebanon for eight years. The go to person at Wilpattu House.