Sri Lanka is not an island that is limited to adventure activities or lounging by the beaches. There is also much sightseeing in Sri Lanka for the first time visitor to do. One place that you must visit on your excursion to the eastern region of the island is the Kallady Beach in Batticaloa. Located less than an hour away from the cluster of popular resorts in the area including the likes of Amethyst Resort, the beach is at the end of the Saravana Road that is just after the Kallady Bridge. It is a good place to spend some quality time in private.
The beach is quite long, and you can enjoy a silent stroll on the sand. However, the highlight of the beach takes place early morning, around 5.30 am. This is the spectacular sunrise that can be seen with perfect clarity from the shores of the beach. Unless you visit on a full moon day or during rough weather, you can meet the fishermen coming ashore in the morning, and even help them haul in their nets. The epitome of Kallady Beach is about 4km ahead, at the very tip of the land. Here you will come to the estuary where the Batticaloa lagoon opens up to the sea. As gorgeous as the sea here is, you need to be cautious when swimming here as there are currents and unpredictable waters. However, it is a good place to play on the shore, run by the waves, and have a ball of a time together as a family. Food places are scarce and far in between in the area, so it is best to pack some snacks with you if you are coming for a longer stay. The people of the area are very friendly, though, and you can always go to them for help if you need anything.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+