Sun kissed beaches, turquoise waves, tall palms makes Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, a stunning halcyon in Paradise. Renowned for its stunning beaches, Pasikudah and Kalkudah which sprawl for you to dive into Batticaloa or Batti is also known as the “land of the singing fish” because of its abundance of singing fish under a famous bridge. A chill, laid back vibe runs throughout the town as haddocks fill in with tourists from around the world.

Pasikudah, Batticaloa

Weather and Distance to Batticaloa

Batticaloa is blessed with bright sunny weather that persists throughout the year! Therefore you can get a beautiful tan whenever you visit the place!

Sunny weather

Also, the weather is ideal for water sports and especially surfing!

 

Batticaloa stands 318 km away from the current capital, Colombo.

map-to-batticaloa

What to do in Batticaloa

  1. Jump into the stunning ocean!

Batticaloa is home to two gorgeous beaches, Kalkudah, and Pasikudah, which are both well known for water sports! You can try surfing, diving, snorkeling and swimming around Pasikudah bay.

diving-at-pasikudah

You can also rent kayaks and paddle boats and have a great time in the ocean! Also, go on a trip to see the whales on boats you can hire for very cheap rates!

  1. Rent a bike

Take a trip around on bikes! Since it’s so popular these days, there are multiple rental places you can get bikes for low rates!

Ride along the beach watching the beautiful sunset. This will probably make you fall in love with this wonderful place.

 

  1. Take a fishing class!

In addition to sailing on a boat, you can take part in this amazing experience while learning so much about the livelihood of the local people!

fishing-lessons

  1. Check out the Batticaloa Lighthouse

This place is a proud owner of an incredible observatory on the lagoon bordering the estuary. It’s said to have an incredible view hence it’s a great tourist destination!

 

  1. Spiritual exploration

Batticaloa harbors a number of religious places. Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, and Catholic Churches stand proudly, and you can learn the contrast and the similarities of the different ethnicities in Batticaloa.

 

What to see

The Old Dutch Fort

Take a stroll to the Old Dutch Fort erected in 1628 by Portuguese which were later captured by the Dutch. You can witness the history of Sri Lanka through this monument.

old-dutch-fort

Places to stay

There are many resorts and guest houses by the beach that you can choose from! There’s a widely ranging price spectrum, and you can choose from as cheap as 10$ to 5-star resorts by the beach. You can choose according to your budget!

maalu-maalu-resort

The food here is one of the best you can ever experience. With the multitude of ethnicities living here has gifted Batticaloa with a unique cuisine of the many communities put to one. The rice and curry, the thosai with wadey as well as the best koththu is available here! You will definitely fall in love with the spices here!

sri-lankan-food

Batticaloa is an enchanting place to spend your vacation in this tropical paradise.