Batticaloa

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A city known for its magnificent beaches and the massive lagoon area, Batticaloa has a lot to offer for any diving, snorkeling, surfing enthusiasts. The city is also known as the land of singing fish.

Where to stay, Things to do & Places to eat in Batticaloa

Beaches & Parks In Batticaloa

Batticaloa is mostly about stunning beaches, the incredible lagoon, and relaxing parks.

A popular eco park with boat rides, bird watching deck tower, lagoon educational centre, and kids play area.

A park dedicated to coconut plantations and productions and usages of coconut, surely the most used tropical plant.

Connecting the two ends of the Batticaloa Lagoon Kallady Bridge is the oldest and the longest iron bridge in the Island. It’s also known as the perfect place to listen to the singing fish.

Batticaloa also known as Batti is one of the most popular areas for Diving, Snorkelling and Surfing.

One of the most popular beaches in the Island, located 35 kilometers northwest from the Batticaloa town.

A modern waterfront park along the lagoon, this is a perfect place to relax.

A 56 km long 200 meter wide lagoon which stretches from Eravur to Kalmunai.

Heritage sites, and things to see at Batticaloa

Having been invaded by the Portugese, Dutch and British Batticaloa is known for the Batticaloa Fort.

A colonial fort built by the Protugese in 1628, and then captured and used by both Dutch and British, the Batticaloa fort is built now home to government administration offices.

A 28 meter tall lighthouse which was built in 1913 is one of the popular tourist attractions in Batticaloa.

A most impressive Hindu shrine with a magnificent gopuram in Batticaloa.

One of the oldest Hindu Shrines in Batticaloa, this temple is believed to have its roots from the 2nd and 3rd centuries.

A museum which exhibits the history of Muslim communities in the locality and Arab trader influences.