Welcome to Batticaloa Lagoon – Enter the Breath-Taking Batticaloa Lagoon

The lush tropical island of Sri Lanka contains some immensely breathtaking experiences. Every respective coast and district features beauty in unique forms, which is remarkable for a fairly small island. The East Coast of Sri Lanka boasts some of the best coastal settings in the world, especially if you like beaches. There are also some incredibly lush rainforest habitats, featuring a variety of flora and fauna. There are many places to visit in Passikudah as well, making it a very popular resort town with many choices of luxury accommodation such as Amethyst Resort Passikudah.

The Batticaloa Lagoon is one of the most prominent places worth checking out if you find yourself around the East Coast of Sri Lanka, and for many a good reason too. The lagoon is quite massive, with a length of fifty-six kilometres. It exists for the most part due to rainwater but water is also supplied through a variety of rivers. The lagoon connects to the Indian Ocean at two particular points, both of which are fairly small and are only about two-hundred metres wide.

The lush mangrove swamps that are located within the lagoon make it an ideal destination for bird-watching since there are many intriguing species of winged-creates to be found here.

A visit to the lagoon is a great way to witness some of the cultural industries of Sri Lanka. Enveloping this beautiful body of water are many paddy-fields for rice cultivation as well as coconut-farms in equal number. Within the lagoon you will easily find many shrimp farms as well.

Perhaps the most famous attribute of Batticaloa are the singing fish that are famous throughout Sri Lanka. The phenomenon once attracted the attention of the BBC radio network. In a certain area, if one were to listen closely, one would hear musical sounds created by a specific species of fish said to exist there.

If you’re seeking a unique and unforgettable tropical adventure, then a trip to Batticaloa lagoon might just be the thing for you.

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Batticaloa Lagoon – Attractions

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Witness the beauty of the Pearl of Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Golden Beaches of Sri Lanka

Golden Beaches of Sri Lanka | Aitken Spence Travels

Located about a 100km south of India is the island of Sri Lanka. Commonly referred to as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a remarkable island containing an incredible variety of locales and geographical attributes. It is probably the only island in the world featuring sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests, cold mountain landscapes and even barren desert all in one place. The island has become a highly sought after tourist destination and if you’re looking for adventurous tours, Sri Lanka has a bounty for you to choose from, with providers such as Aitken Spence Travels.

Sri Lanka’s history is one of the island nation’s most noteworthy factors since it goes back thousands of years and features many enigmatic and highly advanced civilisations. There are many ruins and architectural remnants to explore in the form of temples, fortresses and palaces. The Sigiriya Fortress is one of the most frequented of such relics and is located on a rock with a height of 200m. The fact that a fortress of such magnitude was constructed in the 3rd century baffles archaeologists to this day, and attracts countless tourists.

The wildlife of Sri Lanka is also remarkable and features an extensive range of endangered species. Of the seven species of sea turtle in existence, all of which are endangered, five of them can be found within the waters and shores of Sri Lanka. Interestingly, this is the only place in the world where you can find elephants and blue whales, the world’s largest land animal and sea animal respectively. There are various national parks in Sri Lanka to embark on an intense off-road adventure into lush tropical environments to witness the many incredible species the island has to offer.

If you’re looking for an adventure like no other, filled with intrigue and beauty, then the enigmatic and captivating island of Sri Lanka should definitely be worthy of consideration.

 

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Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka -The destination in Colombo for Culture-Vultures

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Colombo in Sri Lanka is a most interesting destination indeed. Not only is this city the commercial capital of the country but it also harbours many curious and wondrous places that are well worth a visit. One of these is Fort…

The history of Fort spans back ages ago to the 16th Century when the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka and made it their trading post. Seeing its strategic point, the Portuguese decided to transform Fort into a fortified base and harbour that they can use to extend their control of the interior of the country. Even today, Fort is used as a hub of commerce as it is the central business district of Colombo. The Colombo Stock Exchange is located here, at the World Trade Center Colombo which is the second tallest building in the country.

So what is there to explore for a tourist in Fort? Why there are so many! From leisure to heritage, shopping and Colombo hotels, Fort is well-equipped to please the needs of a traveller. First off, there is the beach situated near the Galle Face Green promenade with its green lawn ideal for play and chill down. If you’re a history enthusiast you can check out the Old Parliament Building (current presidential secretariat), the Republic Building and The Cargills & Millers building, to name a few.

Shopping on your mind? Head over to Crescat Boulevard, situated right next to the famous Cinnamon Grand Colombo hotel. There is a good mix of designer brands, souvenir and electronic shops here if you’re ready to spend. If you want to budget shopping, visit Pettah, a huge market complex which is like a city within a city. It can be a bit chaotic, but if you know how to bargain this is the place for you. Pettah has a wide variety of goods ranging from clothing to jewellery, sweets and snacks and much, much more. There is also a beautiful Red Mosque and an interesting Dutch Museum in Pettah.

After a day of exploring, visit the beautiful Gangaramaya Temple set by the Beira Lake. This Buddhist temple with its intricate statues, curious and precious antiques present a serene spot to relax.


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