City Lagoon Guest House

Citylagoon Guest House is located with silent environment and natural lagoon
witch is very close to the city of Batticaloa and very ideal location to spend your
holidays modernized hygienically and hospitalized prepared meals available upon on you request at the cheapest rate. Safe and sufficient Parking Space, Facilities Available.

BATTICALOA DUTCH FORT

To get a better understanding of Batti’s rich history be sure to explore the Dutch Fort built in 1628 by the Portuguese. The fort was taken over by the Dutch ten years after its construction, hence its name. Presently this historic fort houses the District Secretariat. It is open to tourists all year around. Make sure you walk on the ramparts to enjoy the breath-taking views of the lagoon, its surroundings and some strategically placed cannons.

PARKS IN BATTICALOA

Batti has many parks ideal for all age groups. Ghandi Park is home to “Batticaloa Gate” which marks where Rev. William Ault landed in 1813. You can also see the crane used by the British to unload goods from small boats when it was used as a port. The newly landscaped Fort Park is a great place for children to play and see & meet the locals enjoying their evenings. You will see small parks and public seating areas all along the lagoon. You can stop at any of these spots to relax and enjoy the view or sunset as you explore Batti on your biking trails.

BATTICALOA LIGHTHOUSE

Standing 28 metres in height, Batticaloa lighthouse was built in 1913. The location marks the entry point into the lagoon from the sea. This lighthouse still serves the local fishermen to guide their boats into the lagoon for unloading their catch and safe docking from rough seas. You can also visit “Batticaloa Lagoon Environmental Learning Centre” which explains the lagoon’s ecosystem by simple artwork and a few exhibits. By crossing the narrow strip of water you will enter into Eco Park where you can climb the viewing tower to observe the estuary, birds and breath-taking view where the lagoon meets the sea.

BATTICALOA BEACHES

Batticaloa shoreline is famous for its long sandy beaches. Kallady Beach is the local’s favourite where a lot of the town dwellers come to enjoy their evenings. The bike route along the costal line will take you from Kallady to Navalady beach where the lagoon meets the sea. Being on the east coast, an early morning visit to see the sunrise can be priceless. Strolling along the beach you can witness the many fishing related activities that take place. Within no time your hands will be full of seashells you collected along the way.

OLD KALLADY BRIDGE

The bridge was built in 1924 during British colonial rule. It is the oldest and longest iron bridge in Sri Lanka. The bridge was officially named Lady Manning Bridge but locally known as Kallady Bridge. This is the only bridge that connects the two land masses separated by the Batticaloa lagoon. After the new bridge was opened in 2013 this majestic structure has become a recreational spot for locals. Still you will see pedestrians and cyclists using this bridge to cross the lagoon in a very leisurely manner. After the reduced traffic it has become an ideal spot for angling, scenic viewing of the lagoon and its traditional fishing activities. At the west side of the bridge you can visit the church which is built in a shape of a whale.

UNNICHCHAI TANK

Unnichchai tank is situated at around 30km from Batti, inland. It is a very large water tank providing water to many households in the district. The landscape is very beautiful. You might be able to observe many colourful birds on the way, as well as peaceful grazing buffaloes, or even elephants. Be aware that outside of the Elephant orphanage, elephants are wild animals. If you happen to see an elephant on your way, do not try to approach it, especially if it is alone. 

Pasikudah Beach Batticaloa

Pasikuda beach, recognized as one of safest beaches in Sri lanka is very famous among the travelers who travel around the sri lankan tourism areas. It is located in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The nearest city is Batticloa. Throughout the year the beach is fully crowded with travelers from all around the world. The sea is visualized with crystal clear water. Foreign travelers never miss this beach as it is known as an ideal destination for a sea bath.