Pasikuda

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"Pasikuda - The Green Algae Bay!"

Pasikuda Tourism

Pasikuda is Sri Lankan resort town situated on the fringes of the Indian Ocean. Pasikuda is renowned for the stunning Pasikuda Beach with its sparkling blue waters. This little beach town has a shallow coastline which is one of the longest in the world. One can wade for considerable distances into the ocean due to the reasonably weak currents here. The coastal reefs enhance the beauty of the beach.

Although Pasikuda faced huge losses after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Sri Lankan Civil War that ended in 2009, it has rapidly recovered its charm after extensive efforts by the Sri Lankan government and investors alike. Scuba-diving and snorkelling at Pasikuda Beach are very common; these activities allow tourists to see the coral communities up close. One can also try water sports such as windsurfing and waterskiing, or even an offbeat pastime like kite flying.

Besides the beach, Pasikuda is close to attractions of historical and religious significance. The Mari Amman temple at Pasikuda is around seven centuries old and frequently visited by locals. The Batticaloa Dutch Fort, Batticaloa Lagoon, and the ancient city of Polonnaruwa are some distance away from the town.

In a nutshell—Pasikuda is the best destination in Sri Lanka for a beautiful beachside holiday.

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Pasikuda—The Green Algae Bay

The most visited attraction at Pasikuda is unarguably the Pasikuda Beach. Said to be one of the safest in Sri Lanka, the highlight of the beach is the coral reef system with its diversity of marine and coral life. Several species of fishes can also be found here, such a damselfish, angelfish, cardinalfish and butterflyfish. Snorkelling and scuba diving at Pasikuda Bay offers a mesmerizing view of the reef.

2-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Check into your hotel at Pasikuda. Spend your morning at the Pasikuda Bay with a plethora of water sports. After a hearty lunch, visit the Mari Amman Temple and later relax at the beach. Day 2: After breakfast, drive to Polonnaruwa; view the remains of the erstwhile dynasty of the same name. Return to Pasikuda Bay in the evening, just in time for a sunset cruise.

Restaurants And Local Food in Pasikuda

Although there are hardly any restaurants at Pasikuda Beach, many eateries are less than a kilometre away. Seafood is prevalent due to the town’s proximity to the ocean. Prawn curry, kottu and dal are some of the delicacies served here. Some restaurants also have a bar attached.

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What is the best time to visit Pasikuda?

The weather at Pasikuda is somewhat consistent and generally sunny and warm all year round. The best time to visit the town is from March to October when the average rainfall is low, and the weather is no obstacle for a great time at the beach. The peak tourist season is usually from July to August. Luckily, the beach remains relatively uncrowded in these months.

The offseason at Pasikuda begins from November and lasts till February. These months witness more rainfall along with stronger currents in the ocean. Pasikuda can still be visited during this time, but the weather can be a bit unpredictable and hamper all kinds of water sports at the bay. Fortunately, these rough conditions do not last for long.
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What are the places near Pasikuda?

The top places near to Pasikuda are Sigiriya which is 88 km from Pasikuda, Kandy which is located 124 km from Pasikuda, Anuradhapura which is located 134 km from Pasikuda, Nuwara eliya which is located 137 km from Pasikuda, Galle which is located 255 km from Pasikuda

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