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Things To Do In Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Batticaloa Things To Do

As travel to Sri Lanka becomes more popular, it’s always good to have an idea of what to do. Focusing on the city Batticaloa, here are some options.

Watch The Sunrise

Always a beautiful way to start your day, you can view the sunrise over the lagoon from one of many vantage points. It’s a peaceful way to enjoy your morning and makes for some great photos.

Explore Batticaloa Fort

Another great photo and exploring opportunity, the Batticaloa Fort is overgrown and full of history.​

Singing Fish

Yes, singing fish! If you want to witness this for yourself, travelers suggest visiting between April and September. Head to the long lagoon bridge when you visit, and you’ll have the best results if you do so on or near a full moon.

Batticaloa Lighthouse

This historic lighthouse isn’t accessible, but you can still view it and it makes for great pictures. Consider a boat tour around the lagoon with a great view of the lighthouse.

Historic Tour Of The City

You have several options for tours of the city, including bicycle tours. This is a great way to learn more about the rich history of the area. You’ll see sites like St. Mary’s Cathedral, Hindu temples, and Kallady beach

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