Enjoy Batticaloa’s great outdoors by exploring the district’s stunning parks and beaches. Rain or sun shine, Batticalo’s physical splendor can inspire you with various ways to stay active at the same time that it calms you with its beauty. There are several lagoon side parks all around Batticaloa city, Gandhi Park, Batticaloa lagoon Park, Puliyanthivu Children’s Park, Lighthouse Park and coconut cultural park are some of them, visit some of our wonderful parks, there are dozens from which to choose!
Batticaloa Mahatma Gandhi Park
Puliyanthivu where Gandhi Park is located is one of the most gorgeous places in Batticaloa. The newly constructed park along the Batticaloa lagoon in nicely set at the heart of Batticaloa town. Mahatma Gandhi Park is one of the most visited attractions by local and foreign visitors who stopover. It is a nice peaceful place to spend some time site seeing or just to relax. As it is located right in the middle of most of the key charms in Batticaloa you could visit the park to catch your breath after shopping or a walk around Batticaloa town. This is an excellent park with lots of great views and neat things to look at, bring a sandwich, buy a drink and sit out on a bench to watch things happening around. The Park and its vicinity are well maintained by the BMC (Batticaloa Municipal Council). You could observe fishermen in small fishing boats active in fishing in the lagoon right opposite the Park. Take your fishing rod with you to try your luck fishing from the bank of the lagoon, who knows you might be lick enough to catch a singing fish. (;))
Within the Park you could find the famous Batticaloa gate, a monument built to reminisce the landing site at the exact spot, used to bring in and out goods to Puliyanthivu which was an isolated Island before the British rule. Kallady Bridge was built by the British to connect the mainland with the metropolitan place of Puliyanthivu. Also within the park you could find statues of two prominent personal, one of course the gold colored statue of Mahatma Gandhi places at the Centre of the Park, and the other is the statue of Rev. William Ault a Methodist missionary who traveled a long way from Briton to speed the gospel to this part of the world, he was also responsible for establishing many schools in Batticaloa including Methodist central college. Don’t forget to visit the neighbouring museum of natural history and science and the Public library. Flower lovers have to devote more time with you love ones here to admire the beauty of this park.
The Old Dutch Fort and few other places of interest are located within walking distance from the park.
Batticaloa parks- Batticaloa Lagoon Park
This narrow park is perhaps the longest park in eastern Sri lanka. The park with the Wow factor has a gorgeous view of the Batticalo lagoon. Well maintained lawn, long row of concrete benches and illumination are the main attractions. Visit the park in the late afternoon house with your kids and let them run around. The park is big enough to let for such things without troubling other park visitors. If you’re a person who loves nature, this is the ideal park for you. There is no fee charged to enter and able free vehicle parking as well. After a busy day of exploration of Batticaloa city this nice and clean park could be the perfect way for you to relax. It offers a striking view of the Batticaloa lagoon. Batticaloa Lagoon Park is situated at the entry point of Slaughter house lake road, off Trincomalee main road.
Puliyanthivu Children’s Park
This is a fabulous and very popular children’s park in Batticaloa town, a perfect place to take a break and one of the most beautiful spots for a relax while your children enjoy playing. Puliyanthivu Children’s park is also managed and maintained by the BMC.
Fountain Park Batticaloa
A small park just opposite the Batticaloa town mosque, Fountain Park is a calm and quiet place but could not accommodate many visitors. The park was formally known as Senior Citizen’s Park, said to be named after Swami Vipulanandar, who was a well-known Tamil Professor and an active Hindu social reformer from the Eastern Sri lanka. A statue of Swami stands at the middle of the park in his memory. Also at the park is a fountain monument built in memory of the ten soldiers who died in action during the First World War.
Coconut Cultural Park Batticaloa
Enjoyed a swim at the magnificent Parikuda beach? Locking for something referent and exiting? We suggest you to visit the Coconut Cultural Park pasikuda, a place you will never regret visiting. Less than a kilometer from Pasikuda public beach area opposite Malu Malu resort, the Coconut cultivation Park is located within the coconut cultivation board farm premises. The department has reserved around 25 acres for the tourist park. It’s a must place to visit if you are interested to learn the cultural background of eastern province Sri lanka. The Coconut Cultural Park hours are from Monday to Saturday 8.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Don’t miss the cultural dance that’s on every Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Pasikuda and Kalkudah beaches are very famous tourist destinations in Sri lanka. The untouched beauty of the beach, the calm waves and the soft silky sand will impress you for sure. Pasikuda is known to have one of the longest shallow bay cost lines in the World. Try walking in to the sea, you will be surprised for sure.
Things to do and learn at the Coconut Cultural Park
- Take a ride on a Bull a cart around a park under the present shades of the coconut palm trees
- Learn how traditional toddy is produced while the staff there demonstrate method of preparation
- Learn how coconut oil is been produced from copra using traditional methods
- Learn the techniques of hand worked product creation and local food preparation using coconut milk
- Taste ice cream made out of coconut extract
- Enjoy the cultural dance, its real fun!!
hope you will like your visit to the above Batticaloa parks