A lush green mangrove forest surrounds Pottuvil lagoon, and it is a common sight to see mischievous Sri Lanka Macaque Monkeys jumping from tree to tree. Another relatively common sight is seeing large crocodiles basking in the sun on the banks of the lagoon or on nearby rocks.
Just a few kilometers from Pasikuda Bay lies Kalkudah beach, a 4km long stretch of sand that is the vision of serenity. Kalkudah beach is the less-frequented neighbor of Pasikuda Bay, providing much the same experiences as the latter.
Foremost of Batticaloa attractions is certainly the glorious Batticaloa beach. The two most popular Batticaloa beaches in the region are the Passekudah and Kalkudah beaches, each offering a unique experience.
Marble Beach is a beautiful and clean beach situated in Kinniya Road, Trincomalee. This pristine sandy beach is excellent for relaxing and the sea is ideal for swimming. The famous Marble Beach Air Force Resort managed by the Sri Lanka Air Force is also located here.
Sri Lanka’s reservoir building technology was at its peak during the mid Anuradhapura Kingdom era to Polonnaruwa Kingdom Era (1017-1236) and most of the largest reservoirs in the country were built during this period.
Hurulu Forest Reserve of Sri Lanka was designated as a biosphere reserve in January 1977. The forest reserve is an important habitat of the Sri Lankan elephant. Hurulu forest reserve represents Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests.
The Minneriya National Park was first declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. It was then designated as a National Park to conserve the flora and fauna that surrounded the Minneriya Tank. The Minneriya Tank is one of the most important historical elements of the national park.
Pothgul Viharaya is an old library and monastery in the Polonnaruwa district of Sri Lanka. The ruins of this ancient library date back to the twelfth century. The name Pothgul itself means ‘Bookstore’.