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Tourist Attractions in Pasikuda - Top Highlights to Explore in Pasikuda

As one of Sri Lanka's most breathtaking beach holiday hubs, Pasikuda is a dream destination for all. Here are some of the main tourist attractions in the area.

1

Pasikuda Bay and Beach

As the main attraction for all visitors holidaying in the area, the Bay of Pasikuda and its pristine beach is a must experience highlight for all travellers. Fringed by coral reefs, the bay and the calm waters that submerge it provide the perfect backdrop for a beach vacation like no other. As one of the best preserved coral reef systems in the East coast, the Pasikuda Bay area is also proposed marine sanctuary in the island nation.

2

Batticaloa Lagoon

Regarded among the most captivating bodies of water in the North East, the Batticaloa Lagoon is within easy driving distance of Pasikuda. In addition to spending time in the water, a trip to the Batticaloa Lagoon also offers visitors the chance to explore some of the many fascinating islands occupying the lagoon. This includes Bone Island, Buffalo Island and Puliyantheevu Island which are all connected by overpasses so travellers can go from one island to another.

3

Batticaloa Dutch Fort

Culture buffs touring Pasikuda should not forget to tour the remains of the Batticaloa Dutch Fort which is one of the many historic attractions in the area. Dating back to 1628, the Old Dutch Fort as it is also known was originally built by the Portuguese but then invaded by Dutch colonizers only a decade later. Ideally situated in the centre of town, the fort is to be converted into a museum with its own auditorium and conference space. Those based at a Pasikuda 5 star hotel the likes of Uga Bay or any similar venue can book an organized tour of the venue through their accommodation provider.

4

Kallady Beach

Those who wish to catch the best glimpse of the sunrise Pasikuda has to offer should visit Kallady Beach, which is also a stunning beach holiday hub for the masses. The unspoiled shores of this pristine patch of paradise is suitable for swimming activities and evening walks on the beach while those who arrive at the beach in the wee hours of the morning can also help local fisherman bring in the catch of the day on to the shore.

5

Kokkadicholai Hindu Temple

As the source of many a myth, the Kokkadicholai Hindu Temple is believed to have "sprung up" spontaneously from thin air. The name of the kovil which is derived from the term 'Sivalingam' stands for this very bizarre origins story of a holy shrine that emerged out of nothing. Marking many festivals in the Hindu calendar, the Kokkadicholai Hindu Temple is full of pilgrims on auspicious days of the year.

6

Palmyrah Handicraft Outlet

Travellers looking for a shopping venue in Pasikuda will find no finer alternative to the Palmyrah Handicraft Outlet which is the ideal hotspot to purchase tasteful souvenirs. A plethora of outlets of the Palmyrah Handicraft chain are found in Pasikuda, making it a convenient shopper's stop and souvenir haven.

7

Batticaloa Lighthouse

Constructed in 1913, Batticaloa Lighthouse is 28m high observation hub revered by tourists and locals alike. Serving as a testament to the areas colonial heritage, the lighthouse provides panoramic views of the lagoon and the Indian Ocean.

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