Passikudah is one of the major tourist attractions of Sri Lanka as it is considered to be the longest stretch of shallow coastlines in the world. Located in the east of the island, it is a 7 to 8-hour drive away from Colombo, thus miles away from the bustle of the city, this is the perfect summer getaway.
The seamless beauty of the golden sandy beaches of Passikudah stretched beside the blue green waters, with lush green coconut trees bent towards the waves is the perfect picture of tropical paradise. Thus, it is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a chilled beer, stretch out and sunbathe in serenity, make sandy castles with your family and loved ones or go on long evening strolls with your better half along the coast as the sun sinks into the deep horizon. Catch all these beach thrills while staying at any of the Passikuda hotels dispersed along the coast such as Uga Bay.
The clear blue waters of Passikudah is filled with a vibrant and immensely attractive coral reef which in fact is regarded as one of the most popular corals of the east. Housing over a million exotic marine species this coral reef is a delightful sight to be cherished for a lifetime. Activities such as diving, snorkeling and boat rides can be engaged in to capture the enchanting splendor of these waters.
The soothing waves of the shallow waters and the mild winds make this a good spot to engage in jet skiing and surfing as well.
Passikudah is located 35 minutes away from the ancient city of Batticaloa. Thus take a trip towards the north of Passikudah to enjoy the attractions of Batticaloa. Several picturesque islands located within the Batticaloa lagoon such as Buffaloa Island, Puliyantheeva and Bone Island are worth the visit. The Kallady lagoon is famous for the iconic singing fish which can be best heard as a musical vibration on the months of April to September on full moon nights.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+