Top 7 Things to do in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

December 15, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Batticaloa (Tamil: மட்டக்களப்பு, Maṭṭakkaḷappu; Sinhalese: මඩකලපුව, Madakalapuwa) is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital. It is the administrative capital of the Batticaloa District. The city is the seat of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka and is a major commercial city. It is on the east coast, 69 miles (111 km) south of Trincomalee, and is situated on an island. Pasikudah is popular tourist destinations situated 35 km northwest with beaches and flat year-round warm-water shallow-lagoons.
Restaurants in Batticaloa

1. Kallady Beach

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Excellent
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Good
51%
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4 based on 52 reviews

Kallady Beach

Reviewed By Charith B - Colombo, Sri Lanka

The beach is not clean at all now. The beach is very narrow comparatively to the other eastern Beaches. The color of the sea is not that attractive. Probably because we went on a rainy day.

2. Sri Lanka Personal Tours

Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Sri Lanka Personal Tours

Reviewed By azar a

One of the ideal tours for those who willing to travel around Sri Lanka and enjoy the culture,wild life and Beaches in Sri lanka.
Guides are customer friendly and so sociable so we can enjoy our time with them.
They are so informative Sri Lankan culture, historical and geographical locations around Sri Lanka.
I've had great time with them....

3. East n' West on Board - Daily Tours

65 Thiruchentoor Beach Road | Kallady, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

East n' West on Board - Daily Tours

Get off-the-beaten track with our daily excursions in and around Batticaloa. By bicycle or vehicle, we'll make sure you discover our Nature, Culture and People! Fishing classes, cooking classes, bird watching, visit to Hindu temples, snorkelling sessions, rock climbing, visit of villages, meeting the handicraftswomen, there is something here for everyone... You can also rent a bike in our place!

Reviewed By Globetrotter045 - Haacht, Belgium

This touropertator has some very enthusiastic and friendly staff, which work closely together with the local people. I didn't do any of the tours this time, but I rented a bicycle for some exploring on my own. They gave me good advice what to see,...MoreThanks for your review! Hoping to see you another time for a guided excursion, so that we can connect you with our Beautiful people here... Thanks for travelling with us! Sandrine

4. St. Mary's Cathedral

2 78, Lake Road, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka +94 77 967 0611
Excellent
7%
Good
70%
Satisfactory
23%
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0%
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4 based on 13 reviews

St. Mary's Cathedral

Reviewed By Globetrotter045 - Haacht, Belgium

St. Mary’s Cathedral is one of the most striking churches in Batticaloa . The church is painted in a bright blue colour outside and a pale green inside. There is also a Lourdes cave near the entrance. When you are visiting Batticaloa, just go and have a look.

5. Kallady Bridge

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Excellent
22%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
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3.5 based on 22 reviews

Kallady Bridge

Reviewed By Malith D - Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Happy to see the old bridge still spreading itz glory though now not being used for travelling since new bridge had come....though kallady bridge famous to singing fish u can only see jelly fish if you visit there...but u can feel wow only by seeing this bridge...and now if you are lucky enough crocodiles too coming to near to bridge for no reasons...

6. Batticaloa Fort

Court House Road, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Excellent
11%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
19%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 76 reviews

Batticaloa Fort

Reviewed By TR R - Reading, United Kingdom

This was our first visit to east coast of Sri Lanka. Visited Batticaloa fort and to be honest was a bit disappointed as there wasn't much to see.
The Galle Dutch fortress is amazing and the Matara fort is much smaller than Galle but much more to see than Batticaloa.

7. Batticaloa Lighthouse

Bar Road, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Excellent
15%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
39%
Poor
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3.5 based on 44 reviews

Batticaloa Lighthouse

Reviewed By PIcrew - Phillip Island, Australia

A bit disappointed... this is one of the 'things to see' in Batticaloa but it is fenced off, no information and rubbish strewn around it. It could be pretty good if the Batticaloa Tourism Association (is there one?) put together some information about its history and they cleaned it up and opened it up to tourists. It's in a great spot (obviously by the water!) so it could be made into something worh visiting

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