Puttalam is located in the Western Province of Srilanka, known for its activities like dolphin watching, carol watching, and sand dunes. The name Puttalam has been derived from the Tamil word Uppuththalam where Uppu means salt and Thalam means salt production zone. Popular tourist destinations near this place are Wilpattu National Park, Kalpitiya, and sandy beaches. Other tourist attractions include Kalpitiya Diving Center, Munneswaram Hindu Temple, St. Anne's Church, Alankuda beach, and Hatthikuchchi Viharayan.
Flying to Puttalam: Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo Airport (108 km away) is the nearest airport. It provides domestic flights to Batticaloa, Bentota, Dickwella, Hambantota, Nuwara Eliyaand Sigiriya and international flights to Abu-Dhabi, Delhi, Bangalore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Singapore and Tokyo
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