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Worth a quick look if on a bike ride, but its a bit dirty and has offices inside the fort area... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Sydney, Australia
Batticaloa Lighthouse

Batticaloa’s lighthouse is around 5 km from Batticaloa city, on Bar Road. You can access to it by... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Sri Lanka
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Bar Road, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Worth a quick look if on a bike ride, but its a bit dirty and has offices inside the fort area. Good for history buffs

Thank cathhhhhh
Reviewed 22 February 2018

What can I say...it is like the fort...old and pretty...a passing by thing... no more ...no less...In fact we where not expecting a lighthouse like that.... we did not think that wa it....

Thank Guylaine T
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Batticaloa’s lighthouse is around 5 km from Batticaloa city, on Bar Road. You can access to it by taking Lake Road (also called Munich Vittoria Friendship Road) near Kallady Bridge and proceeding along Sinna Uppodai Lagoon for around 4 km. It is a very nice...More

Thank rockj108
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The lighthouse is about 5 kilo metres from Kallady bridge. The lighthouse was built in 1913 and features prominently on the foreshore at its location. No access is available to the interior presently. The lighthouse is a nice feature and is not far from the...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest light house in Srilanka.This is a small light house.You can go on boat rides next to the light house.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The light house is a prominent feature of Batticaloa's East Lagoon. Very popular with families as there is a play park. It's also possible to catch small ferries from here to other parts of the lagoon

Thank peterh125
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is the picture of part of the dutch fort and this is not light house. Ligthhouse is a common place where anyone can go and there is facility for boat riding which will take you where the lagoon meets the ocean!!

Thank shirah2010
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The photo for this attraction is incorrect. The photo shows part of the Dutch fort There is a single lighthouse of some historical importance by the water. Would have guided small ships through the estuary.

Thank fjp4564
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse is fenced so there is no access to get near it. There was no information given about the lighthouse at all. This sight is quite far from everything so I would not bother going all the way there for another time.

Thank SatuJonna
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Approx. 5/6km from batticaloa town and one of few historical places in town you should have visit. However no unauthorized persons allowed to climb the light house. You can go nearby and get fotos. Boats rides too hae for reasonable price...rides available to eco park,...More

Thank Malith D
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