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Kalkudah and Passikudah are two beaches located 34 km (21 mi) north of Batticaloa. Passekudah is a busy tourist spot with numerous luxury hotels and shallow beaches. In contrast, Kalkudah is mostly deserted due to the civil war and 2004 tsunami.
Passikudah Dive Spot
Stay at Kalkudah hotel
Batticaloa Lighthouse, is a lighthouse in Sri Lanka, situated near the estuary in Palameenmadu, was built in 1913 and is 28 meters high.
The Batticaloa Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was captured by the Dutch on 18 May 1638.
The Somawathiya Chaitya is located within the Somawathiya National Park on the left bank of the Mahaweli River, and is believed to have been built long before t