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Top Attractions in Pasikudah -Five Reasons to Visit the East

Passikudah in Sri Lanka is a beautiful coastal town towards the East of the country. There are plenty of reasons to justify paying a visit there, the following being just a few of them.

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Batticaloa Lagoon

Batticaloa Lagoon

Batticaloa Lagoon is a curious creation of nature. There are several islands scatters through the lagoon such as Buffalo Island, Bone Island, and Puliyantheevu Island. You need not seek help from a car rental in Sri Lanka to explore these islands as they are all interconnected via bridges and walkways. It is recommended that you walk through the network of islands to better understand its beauty. However, the most alluring feature of the Lagoon is its singing fish. If you visit the Lagoon on nights of the full moon in April or September, you would hear a low thrum emanating from the water. To best hear this musical miracle, go out to sea in a boat, and lean your ear against the submerged oar. You will be treated to a rhythm unlike any you have heard before.

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Explore Polonnaruwa

Explore Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa is one of the most prominent kingdoms of ancient Sri Lanka, second only to Anuradhapura. Ruins of ancient castles, ponds, temples, and hospitals stand proud to this day, giving evidence to the glorious history that Sri Lanka has had. The temples are considered architectural wonders and the history behind each construction reflect a different element of the island's culture. The site of Polonnaruwa ancient kingdom has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site as well and is thus a must visit. to fully explore the wonders of the ancient city, it would be ideal to either cycle – you can rent a cycle from the city itself – or rent a car – Casons Rent a Car provide island wide service. This will allow you more freedom to roam about the ruins at leisure.

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

There are three hotspots for whale watching in Sri Lanka: Mirissa, Kalpitiya, and Trincomalee. Trincomalee is just a hop away from Passikudah, thus making it a perfect activity for you to do while here. You will have to set off quite early, though, as it is during the morning hours that most spotting is reported. You will be able to see Sperm Whales and Blue Whales; and quite often, giddy dolphins frolicking about. The best time to visit for whale watching is from March to August.

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Passikuda Bay

Passikuda Bay

A paradise for the nature lover in you, the bay of Passikudah is probably the most well-preserved and diverse marine ecosystem in the East. The colorful corals and the creatures it harbours all contribute to making it a hotspot for aquatic diversity.

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Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park

While at Passikuda, you need not limit your experience to marine life, but venture into terrestrial domain by visiting Minneriya National Park, one of the best known Wildlife Parks in the country. Centered around the Minneriya tank, a visit to the Park in the evening will showcase herd of elephants of all ages gathering around the tank for their daily dose of water.

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