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5 must-see places in Pasikuda- Days spent in the Sun, Sand and the Beach

Situated in the Eastern side of the island, Pasikuda is one of the most sought-after cities to visit in Sri Lanka. Known for its beautiful beaches where you get to spend time basking in the sun, a city is also a quiet place perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Here are 5 places you would not want to miss if you are visiting Pasikuda.



Pasikuda is popular not only for one but two of the most beautiful beaches that the island is known for; Kalkudah and Pasikuda. The breath-taking view and the shallow beach are bound to allow you to relax and enjoy the sun-kissed shores of tropical Pasikuda. Pasikuda beaches also have water sports for the active at heart. Most Sri Lanka beach hotels have a private beach which gives direct access from the hotel allowing for some quality time spent under the sun. If you want to have a day out in the sun with your family or relax and read a book to enjoy some time for yourself, Pasikuda beach is the ideal location.


Pasikudah Bay

Pasikudah Bay is an exciting place for nature and animal lovers, as the shallow waters are home for some soft and hard coral growth and they can be witnessed without having to go snorkelling. Some fish such as the Sweetlips, Damselfish and Butterflyfish and other species such as shrimp gobies and sand perches can also be seen during the season in these shallow green waters. Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa located in the Pasikuda Bay has direct access to the beach which allows diving in order to be able to witness these beautiful marine lives and also enjoy the beautiful beach. The ideal season to visit Pasikudah to be able to witness the beach and the Bay at its best is from March to October


Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island which is located a little further from the Nilaveli beach in Trincomalee is one of the two Marine National Parks in Sri Lanka. It is home to some of the untouched and protected coral reefs in Sri Lanka. The name derives from the Rock Pigeons that can be seen in the island in abundance. The Pigeon Island is made up of two separate islands known as the Large Pigeon Island which is surrounded by the coral reefs and the Small Pigeon Island which is encircled by the rocky land.


Mari Amma kovil

If you were to travel about 30 minutes away from Pasikuda towards Batticaloa you will come across much bigger Hindu temples, but this is a small temple about six or seven centuries old, but still well maintained and intriguing. The kovil mostly attracts devotees of the Goddesses Mari and Kali, but a must visit sight, for ones interested in some sightseeing to get an idea of the cultures in the area. Inside the temple are some detailed and colourful statues and murals related to the gods and goddesses and the stories weaving around them; which the temple is devoted to.


Palmyra Craftsmen

Palmyra weaving craft is a craft that has been practised in Sri Lankan through many generations and widely spread in the North and North East of the Island. This craft being the livelihood for most families who have been involved with it for generations are able to create some beautiful products that are not only decorative but also useful. Observing these craftsmen at work is exciting and captivating to watch. While you are out getting educated about the craft you might be able to find some beautiful souvenirs that you would hold close to your heart remembering this little tropical island.

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