Located five kilometres from the city, the Batticaloa Lighthouse is found in the vicinity of Kallady Bridge – the bridge known for singing fish. The Lake Road close to Kallady Bridge provides direct access to the lighthouse.
The region of Batticaloa has many traces of Sri Lanka’s colonial history, and the Batticaloa Lighthouse is one that’s unmistakably British. Erected in 1913, the lighthouse is an important landmark that perfectly manifests the spectre of colonial times.
The lighthouse served as a beacon for the ships coming ashore – a purpose that the structure could serve well, thanks to its location between the ocean and the Lagoon. The lighthouse can be reached in about an hour from Pasikuda hotels and it’s only 44 minutes from Amaya Beach.
The lighthouse is frequently featured in the pictures taken by tourists. Its charming and very northern location provides visitors with ample sightseeing opportunities. The premises are frequented by families in the area as well.
Even though the Batticaloa Lighthouse and the surrounding area are visited by both locals and foreign tourists, the site retains a peaceful atmosphere. Spending an evening here in quiet relaxation with the soothing feel of the sea breeze is something every tourist must do.