Interest on Agro tourism in recent times has vividly increased in Sri Lanka and gradually picking up in the eastern province. The province consists 15% of Sri lanka’s land area, considerable amount of this is arable land. Paddy is the main crop cultivated in the regain followed by highland crops like pulses and vegetables. That’s why eastern Sri lanka is known as the the food basket of the country. Farming practices, customs peculiar to Batticaloa, fresh air, simplicity, peace and warm hospitality makes the place ideal for agro tourism.
Taking part in farming goes just beyond a travel experience to return with tradition. It is also building relationship between people, their lifestyle, and the environment. The visitor soon becomes a friend by taking part in agritourist activities.
The present diverse agricultural improvements and agro tourism will be catering to a niche market of agro tourists.