Sri Lanka, Puttalam: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Puttalam is a large town in Puttalam District, North Western Province. Puttalam is the administrative capital of the Puttalam District and it is governed by an Urban Council. The city is located 130 km from Colombo. The city’s major incomes are energy production, salt, coconut production and fishing. The city is known for its tourist destinations such as Wilpattu National Park, Kalpitiya, virgin beaches, natural resources, Dolphin watch and many more.

Getting There

Puttalam is easy accessible by train, bus or private vehicle. There are trains leave to Puttalam from Colombo Fort Railway Station. Buses can be also taken from the Pettah Bus Station nearby the Colombo Fort Railway Station. From the airport, travellers can hire a taxi to get to the town.

Getting Around

Most local Sri Lankans and travellers use tuk tuk also known as three wheelers. Some tuk tuks might not use a meter so negotiating the price beforehand is recommended. Buses are also the most affordable way of transportation and locals and drivers can be asked for help for directions.