Pasikuda - A Better Place For A Better Vacation
Pasikuda is a nice location for a vacation which is located in Batticaloa District. 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa. The name "Pasikuda" came from the meaning of "Green-Algae-Bay". Pasikuda is easily accessible via Colombo airport because there is a domestic airport situated in Batticaloa. We started our journey from Colombo. It's nearly 300 km from Colombo and 6 hours and 30 minutes ride if you go nonstop. With all the meals , photography and everything, it might take nearly 8 hours.
We started our journey from Colombo to Maalu Maalu , Pasikuda.
On the way to Pasikuda, you can see lots of eye catching places. We used our personal vehicle for this your. So we had so much freedom to stop anywhere we like and take some photos. These are the some places you don't want to miss on the way to Pasikuda.
- Kurunegala Town.
- Dambulla Cave Temple.
- Habarana. ( Minneriya Natioanl park , Habarana lake )
Here we will add some photos of Dambulla Cave Temple. It's a place you must see. Very ancient artifacts , culture and also ruins are there. Specially this temple is made under a huge rock. That's why this temple is called "Cave Temple". A perfect place for meditation without any troubles from outside world.
Happy Monkey Family
Inside Of The Damubulla Rock Temple , Load Buddha Statues And Ancient Door Lock
After spending some time there, we continued our journey to Pasikuda. There are many great Resorts out there. Some are expensive. But, if you want to have a great holiday, with lots of yummy food, with kind and genuine staff, I recommend you some nice places, but you have to spend some coins too.
- MaaaluMaalu Resort and Spa
- UGA Bay Hotel
- Hotel Analina Pasikuda
- Amethyst Resort
There are many, but these are the places we have been and we can recommond. Among these places, i’m glad to say, we choosed MaaaluMaalu Resort and Spa for our night. One of the best places around Pasikuda.
In Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa , you can enjoy Traditional Sri Lankan, Western and also Indian cuisine. IF you are from a Western country, you should try Indian or Sri Lankan. And don't miss the deserts section also. It's perfect. Apart from nice food, you can ejoy following facilities in the hotel :
- Swimming Pool and Bar next to the pool
- Jacuzzi in pool
- Golden and Safe beach by the hotel
- Sea Museum
- Morning Yoga Session
Maalu Maalu has some great selection of food. Home made passion fruit ice cream and Banana Cake is here.
Specially if you are a drone lover, this area is perfect for getting some nice footage. No any restrictions from the hotel or the government. As shown in the below image, you can capture the golden beach , well managed sets of hotels and also the fully green forests and line of trees back there.
One of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. If you can go to beach at about 5.45 AM in the morning, you can enjoy the golden sun rise. A view you won't get anywhere else in Sri Lanka. And also you can see plenty of fisherman and boats. If you like, you can help them to pull finishing nets to ground and you might get some free fish as complementary.
Kokkadicholai Hindu Temple
You can see many Hindus here. All the villages have at least one Hindu temple. In this temple, you can see there are 3 Pujas (This is a religious ritual done by Hindu people) at 7 AM , 12 PM and 5 PM )
Nice boat ride
One boat ride can take passengers upto 30. And minimum passengers count is 2. There are 2 trips available for a day.
- Morning : 9AM to 12PM
- Evening : 2PM to 6PM
In 2018, this tour cost $80 for an adult , $40 for a child. You don't need to pay for the children below age 3. You can organize this boat for private parties also. Snack and cold water bottles are free of charge and you can get a nice meal with drinks for a reasonable rate.
Please contact these numbers for more information on boat rides :
- Land line : +94 11 2199323 , +94 11 2769463
- Mobile : +94 76 3130529 , +94 77 3595411
- Mobile : +94 71 440 5000
Normally you want 3 days to cover all the above mentioned places and activities. And make sure you are going to spend only one night in a one hotel. Because all the hotels and their service and food variation is different. So you can enjoy some perfect combination of meals and hotels.
Please feel free to comment and ask any question from us. We are happy to help you. Hope you will enjoy.
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