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Dutch Fort Of Kalpitiya

Palavi-Kalpitiya Rd., Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
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Excellent and an important place to visit

After a very long time 52 years I had the opportunity to visit this historical fort. It is well... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Harsha H
,
Melbourne, Australia
Fort with a history

This fort is situated at the end of the city limits of Kalpitiya. Currently under the navy but... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
chamiljaya
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“navy base” (4 reviews)
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Palavi-Kalpitiya Rd., Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

After a very long time 52 years I had the opportunity to visit this historical fort. It is well guarded and maintained by the Sri Lankan Navy. Fantastic tour around the fort with a navy personnel with wealth of knowledge about the place, the history...More

Thank Harsha H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This fort is situated at the end of the city limits of Kalpitiya. Currently under the navy but anyone can visit and they provide a navy guide. Only the fort rampart and walls are remaining. it is said dutch took permission from King Rajasinha (King...More

Thank chamiljaya
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This fort is under the navy and used by them and also maintained by them. A navy personal actually guides groups pf people through the short tour of this small fort. Was surprised by the number of Sri Lankans whos were waiting for the tour.

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I was escorted by a very pleasant navy personnel, fed me with so much of information. It is so sad to see how this fort is neglected and left for destruction as the archeology dept has not done anything about it. even the Church is...More

Thank 247beachl0ver2017
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Small fort - walked escorted by navy personnel - most informative - regretfully and understandably - photography within the confines are not permitted

1  Thank RenfordMalcolm
Reviewed 11 February 2017

As this is a navy base, photographing is not allowed due to security reasons and a navy personnel take each group on a guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out all the interesting features as well as narrated the history. The Dutch...More

Thank Nadheera D
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have visited the Fort about 4 years ago, but this time was better as the Sri Lankan Navy, who looks after the Fort area, now provides a guided tour which is very informative.

2  Thank Rayexpeditions
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Not a visit for everyone but teenagers found it interesting enough. Lovely Sri Lankan Navy staff did the free guided tour inside the Fort ...shame though couldn't take pics.

Thank Payitforwardpls
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Its really informative. There is lots of things to add in young child's knowledge base. Navel officer gave us a good support by giving us explanations.

Thank dhammikaa630
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Although much smaller and less well-known than its big brother in Galle the Kalpitiya Fort is well worth visiting if you happen to be in the vicinity. We were pleasantly surprised that the public had hassle-free access to the premises, this being a functioning camp...More

Thank Hilmy_Sally
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