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Riviera Resort

Batticaloa
New Dutch Bar Road, Kallady Batticaloa, Sri Lanka www.riviera-online.com +94-(0)65-2222164/5

Maps and routes to populer destinations in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

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Riviera Resort, Batticaloa

Greater Batticaloa

Batticaloa Town

Batticaloa
There are several islands within the Batticaloa Lagoon such as Puliayantheevu, Buffaloa Island, Bone Island Many bridges are built across the lagoon connecting the landmasses and the islands. The Puliayantheevu is the metropolitan place of the city. The biggest bridge of all is Lady Manning bridge located at Kallady, which is the main access path to the city from the southern places of the district. This bridge is also famous for Singing fishes which was considered musical sounds heard in the Kallady lagoon in the full moon day. A priest named Father Lang recorded this musical charm and broadcast it in the 1960s over the (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation) Batticaloa beaches are sandy and located along 4 km shoreline in the city and further extend through the neighboring places. Kallady beach, the popular serene beachfront where large numbers of people gather in the city.

Riviera Resort, Batticaloa

How to exit Riviera Resort and head towards the Kallady beach

Kallady beach

Riviera Resort, Batticaloa

Along the Batticaloa lagoon

Kallady beach

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Bicycle route to the lighthouse


Batticaloa Lighthouse, is situated near the estuary in Palameenmadu, was built in 1913 and is 28 meters high. Batticaloas lighthouse is around 5 km from Batticaloa city, on Bar Road. You can access to it by taking Lake Road (also called Munich Victoria Friendship Road) near Kallady Bridge and proceeding along Sinna Uppodai Lagoon for around 4 km. It is a very nice area for cycling or walking.

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Bicycle route to the river mouth

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Bicycle route to Batticaloa Fort


The Batticaloa Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was the first to be captured by the Dutch on 18 May 1638. Later, the fort was used by British from 1745.The fort has a structure of four bastions and protected by the Batticaloa Lagoon from two sides and a canal of the other two sides. The fort is still in reasonable condition and many local administrative departments of Sri Lanka government function in new buildings, which is based in the old structure.

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Bicycle Route to Shalom Pound 16km roundtrip

Scenery near Shalom Pound

Riviera Resort, Batticaloa