The East of Sri Lanka is where you should look to for a relaxing and scenic getaway. It has some of the most beautiful undisturbed beaches on the entire island, and an atmosphere of such tranquillity that you might think someone’s put the world on pause! That said, there are still plenty of lively activities to be found here. Water sports in particular are a popular choice of entertainment, with surfers and divers in the majority. Batticaloa is one of the main cities of the region, and Trincomalee is the capital. This is a popular region due to its peacefulness and calm environment of shallow lagoons, temperate waters and extensive coast lines.
The city was founded by Samuel Baker, which perhaps explains why Nuwara Eliya has such a British feel to it. The outskirts of Nuwara Eliya in particular show a lot of examples of British colonialist heritage. The village feel, with rose gardens and traditional style houses gives the ambience a quaint feel. Attractions and sights such as the racecourse and 18 holed golf course only add to this.
Nuwara Eliya is an extremely prosperous looking part of Sri Lanka and throughout most of the year appears bountiful with markets selling fresh vegetables, and beautiful flowers blossoming in the countryside around April. It has a healthy appearance, offering peace and a refreshed outlook on life. The air here is also cooler than other parts of Sri Lanka, especially in the evenings.
Batticaloa is in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka and has grown in popularity with tourists over recent years. This popularity comes from its alluring un-spoilt beaches and warm watered shallow lagoons. The nature here casts an atmosphere over the area that is tranquil – perfect for escapists! It is a good place to visit anytime of year, due to the temperatures staying warm. There are many exotic foods to be tried and some great value accommodation. This is the place to go for a relaxed holiday that will envelope you in enchanting nature.
Trincomalee is the capital of Sri Lanka’s Eastern province. It is iconic for its impressive sea port, and provides the scenic surroundings of placid bays and rocky peninsulas. The town itself is non-commercialised, with a traditional feel created by scatterings of eateries serving fresh foods amongst a peaceful ambience.
It is also home to some beautiful beaches such as Nilaveli and Uppuveli. An undisturbed nature distinguishes these. Water sports are a popular attraction in the area also, with surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching some of the most common! There are plenty of historical fascinations to be discovered too, with Trincomalee home to the famous Koneswaram Temple, and the largest Dutch Fort in Sri Lanka.
Passikudah in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka offers amazing beaches and scenery.
Whichever resort you choose in the east coast of Sri Lanka, you are guaranteed some of the most amazing beaches in the region.