Pasikudah or Pasikuda is a coastal resort town located about 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It used to be a popular tourist destination, however due to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War tourist numbers have declined. Pasikudah and Kalkudah are located few km apart.
Since the end of the civil war in 2009 and the completion of Tsunami rehabilitation projects, Pasikudah has become a popular tourist destination amongst locals and foreigners alike. This is because Pasikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. In other words, people walk kilometers into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s coasts.
Pasikudah is easily accessible from Trincomalee and Batticaloa, both of which cities have star class accommodation. Pasikudah is fast becoming an investor’s hub as foreign and local investors have shown interest in developing tourism along the beach. The Sri Lankan government’s strict environmental policies have prevented certain plans for mass development, however at the same time the government’s strong economic policies have promoted development to a certain extent.
Things to Do:
Explore Passikudah Beach / Beach Activities / Water Sports / Kite-surfing / Kiting / Photo Shoots / BBQ / Adventure Activates / Boat Riding / Romantic Dinner Plans / Family Relaxing / Cycling
Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 6 h 11 min (298.7 km)
Province: Eastern Province | District: Batticaloa District
Luxury Hotels in Area:
Anilana Pasikuda | Approximately Price Range: 180 to 190 USD | Click here to see the hotel
The Calm Resort and Spa | Approximately Price Range: 170 to 180 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Normal Hotels in Area:
Amaya Beach Resort | Approximately Price Range: 160 to 170 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Laya Waves Kalkudah | Approximately Price Range: 110 to 120 USD | Click here to see the hotel