List Headline Image
Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
Headline for 05 Things to Do in Pasikudah - The 'Cape of Moss' is Truly Magical
Joanna James Joanna James
5 items   1 followers   0 votes   7 views

05 Things to Do in Pasikudah - The 'Cape of Moss' is Truly Magical

Pasikudah is an eastern coast haven home to one of the islands safest beaches. Boasting scenic views and located just 35kms from the historical town of Batticaloa, this is a tropical paradise.


Chill Around Pasikuda Bay

Home to one of the eastern coasts and best marine sanctuaries, the Pasikudah Bay offers one the thrills of relaxing in a truly beautiful island setting. Proposed as a marine sanctuary, the reef system is one of the most popular amongst ardent nature lovers. The outer edge of the bay consists of coral reefs in which a variety of marine lives thrive, enticing tourists to take on snorkelling tours in the warm waters. In fact, many people travel to Pasikudah with the sole intention of spending their day's snorkelling, diving and chilling on the picture-perfect beaches. The resort town is fast gaining popularity due to its easy access via air. With the likes of domestic airlines such as Cinnamon Air operating on a regular basis, many tourists choose to fly to Pasikudah.


Enjoy the Ocean and Water Activities

Since the travel to Pasikudah is a breeze, you can make plans for a quick weekend getaway. Once there, leave behind your inhibitions and look forward to fun in the sun. You can work on that tan while relaxing at either Pasikudah or Kalkudah beaches, and burn some energy partaking in varied water activities available there. As mentioned above, snorkelling and scuba diving thrive in the resort due to the fascinating marine life, while a calm clear ocean is quite inviting for windsurfing, jet skiing and more water games.


Explore Batticaloa Lagoon

The gorgeous environs of Batticaloa Lagoon are a mere 32kms from Pasikudah. The lagoon is dotted with islands; Puliyantheevu Island, Buffalo Island and Bone Island are all inter-connected via bridges for tourists to explore the stunning habitats. From the Kallady Lagoon you can take the Lady Manning Bridge; the longest bridge network that connects one of the islands to the mainland.


Head Over to the Old Dutch Fort

The Old Dutch Fort cannot be overlooked when in Batticaloa. Originally built in 1628 by the first invaders to the island, the Portuguese, the fort was taken over by the Dutch in 1638. It is this latter colonist's name that has stuck with the fort after so many years. The fort sits on Puliyantheevu Island, right in the heart of the town and is bordered by the lagoon on either side. It is a square shaped building that the government hopes to turn into a museum in due course.


Enjoy the Seafood

Pasikudah is well known for its selection of fresh seafood; and the Batticaloa lagoon for its abundance of fat juicy mud crabs. Hence, it is not uncommon to book a flight to Pasikudah in order to enjoy a totally self-indulgent weekend of feasting on the famous Batticaloa crabs and chilling in the beautiful sceneries of Pasikudah Bay.

  • A true believer that the pen is a mighty weapon, ventures into reaching the minds of every reader with the earnest hope of leaving an indelible stream of thought.

    A travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

  • Tagged With

  • Tools