One of the few coastal villages in which stilt fishing is still practised in Sri Lanka.
Talpe is one of the beautiful villages adorning the southern beach belt of Sri Lanka. Being a less famous place, Talpe is like a hidden surprise. There is nothing but the company of nature for visitors in these brown stretches of sand and less interrupted beaches. There is much to explore while here like the Unawatune beach, the koggala river and the surrounding cinnamon estates. The old vocation of stilt fishing is still being practiced by the fishermen of Talpe. One can witness the sight of men seated on top of poles for hours to catch their day’s yield.