Passikudah Sri Lanka
White sand, shallow waters, coral reefs and palm trees make the Passikudah and Kalkudah beaches idyllic places to spend the day on the Indian Ocean. Passikudah Bay’s shallow waters offer a perfectly safe environment for learning how to swim and therefore a popular bathing spot for families with children. There are also possibilities to snorkel, to fish and have some boat rides around.
The ' City of Singing Fish' is home to numerous historical buildings in Batticaloa town, especially in the Puliyanthivu area (Batticaloa gate, St Michael’s college, Vincent Girls High School, St Mary’s Cathedral, Weber Stadium, Jami-Us-Salam Jummah Masjid, etc.).
A visit to the Old Dutch Fort, built in 1628 by the Portuguese and captured 10 years later by the Dutch is another must see.
One of the most remarkable richnesses of Batticaloa district is of course its 3 lagoons. Batticaloa lagoon is the largest one, more than 50 km long. It opens to the sea in Palameenmadu and in Kallar. Life in and around the lagoon is full of discoveries. Wildlife, nature, breeze, boats, fishermen, birds…
Spend time on or around the lagoons to understand and enjoy its special life.
The dive sites are rather shallow (10 to 20 meters). There are beautiful coral reefs and you can even find a wreck parts or whole ones like the Hermes.
With its flat roads, its long stretches of sandy beaches and its kilometers of tranquil lanes along the beaches and enchanting lagoons, Passikudah is an ideal place to cycle around.