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MUST-DO Things in Pasikuda

Pasikuda is a beautiful destination that makes you want to stay forever gazing at the calm sea, sitting under the palms. But there are more things to do apart from lounging by the stunning beaches in one of the many Pasikuda Hotels. Here are a few must do things during your trip to Pasikuda.

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Visiting Kalladi Beach

Visiting Kalladi Beach

Located in Batticaloa, Kalladi beach is a large unspoilt beach which is famed for its beautiful sunrise. You will be fascinated to see fishermen bring in their daily catch from the sea, that makes up their daily wages. Kalladi also bears stark reminders of the 2004 tragedy - the Boxing Day Tsunami that struck many countries in Asia, including Sri Lanka. You can find some debris have been sectioned off with sign posts.

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Engaging in Water Sports

Engaging in Water Sports

For the adventure lover, shores in Pasikuda function as an ideal base for adventures. You can talk to professionals employed by many hotels in the area who will readily assist you in selecting the water sport that you will love. There are unlimited options to choose from, such as Diving, Snorkelling, Water Skiing, Jet Scooters, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Banana Boat Rides, Deep Sea Fishing, Tube Boat Rides / Knee Boat Rides, Sailing and Speed Boat Rides.

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Visiting the Batticaloa Lighthouse

Visiting the Batticaloa Lighthouse

The Light House which is 28 meters in height was built by the British in 1913. A landmark of Batticaloa, the lighthouse is around 5 km from Batticaloa city. Edged by the Indian Ocean, it's a nice place to spend time and take photos. The coastline nearby gets very crowded on weekends as it is a very popular destination for families in nearby areas to visit during evenings. The sunsets are particularly stunning here.

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Relaxing on the Calm Beaches of Passikudah

Relaxing on the Calm Beaches of Passikudah

A ‘must-do’ activity for beach lovers looking for quality time in a tropical setting. The area comprises broad patches of sand where one could relax. Sea is shallow and calm waters make a paradise for swimmers. The beaches of Pasikudah are very different from beaches in most other regions. The sea is very shallow for many kilometers in, and even the way that the waves break on the sea shore are different with shorter bursts of energy.

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Kokkadicholai Hindu Temple

Kokkadicholai Hindu Temple

Kokkadicholai Thaanthonreeswarar Temple is among the most significant Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, being one of the five most important Sivan temples. It is also one of the oldest, as many believe it to have been built during the eleventh century, under the reign of the Chola Empire. On holy days devotees from across the country commute to pay homage here. During August, this expect the temple to be very busy with worshipers.

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Checking Handicrafts

Checking Handicrafts

Outlets selling charming things such as crafts made out of the Palmyrah trees, allow you to buy exceptional souvenirs to take back home. Go shopping and take your pick from a number of outlets that are located in the area. The best part is that most of these outlets contain the work of local, hardworking artisans and purchasing from such vendors is always highly recommended. Although some items might be priced high, you can always find something interesting to take back home that fits right into your souvenir budget.