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Attractions in Passikudah – A charming little city to fall in love with

Located in the east coast of Sri Lanka, Passikudah is the nation's latest fad. Laced with miles of shallow waters, this city is a perfect holiday destination for the whole family.


The Beach

The biggest highlight of a holiday in Passikudah is undoubtedly its coastline. Crystal clear and sparkling blue, the waters are virgin and still retains its unspoiled charm. Passikudah's beach is different from other beaches in the island because it is shallow for miles on end making it one of the safest beaches on the island for children to play in. In fact, the beach here is so much fun that many have actually had picnics squat in the middle of the sea! Year-round Passikudah's waters are calm and serene and the crystal white sands on the shores further add to the appeal of this pristine little attraction.


The resorts

Yet another interesting feat of holidaying in Passikudah is experiencing the remarkable resorts found in this part of the island. Since the end of the civil war, Passikudah rose from the ashes like a phoenix and development in this part of the island was booming in no time. Hotels began sprouting from the ground and experiencing the many fancy resorts that came up here became just as exciting as experiencing the renowned shallow waters. A quick search online and the number of Passikudah beach hotels that come up are mind-boggling. Names such as Amethyst Resort Passikudah are among the properties you will encounter. Since there are plenty of options before you settle on a place make sure to read plenty of reviews.


Explore Batticaloa City

Passikudah belongs to the city of Batticaloa which is located in the east coast of Sri Lanka. The locals in this part of the island are largely traditional and a mere visit to this city showcases the rich culture evident here. Among the attractions found here is the large Fort which was constructed by the Dutch in the 17th century. Colonial architecture can also be witnessed in other buildings here such as the St Joseph's Convent, St Michael's College and the Methodist Church that was constructed in the year 1838.


Pay a visit to the Anipandi Sitivigniswara Alayar

The primary religion practised by the locals in Batticaloa is Hinduism. The Anipandi Sitivigniswara Alayar is one of the most exquisite Hindu places of worship in the area. It flaunts an impressive design both inside and out and showcases everything from rich culture to rituals. If you are in town during one of the Hindu festivals, there will surely be plenty to see.


Kathankudi Museum

A couple of kilometres from Passikudah one will come across the all-new Kathankudi museum. This is another excellent place to take in a little bit of history from the area. Passikudah and the neighbouring have been through a lot over the years, but the manner in which they came out of their struggles is inspiring to say the least.