Batticaloa Lighthouse is one of the landmarks of British colonial heritage built in 1913. It is located in the area where the lagoon meets the ocean. Lighthouse is situated 5 km from Batticaloa city, on Bar Road, near the estuary in Palameenmadu. It can be accessed by taking Lake Road (Munich Victoria Friendship Road) near the Kallady Bridge. This area is amazing for cycling and walking.
This is 28 meters tall. Sequences of ladders are provided to reach the top to get an awe-inspiring view of magnifying surroundings. The view from the top is one of the most splendid panoramas of the endless sea and Thoppigala Mountain is a supplemental pleasure. However, the public are not permitted to climb through this monument.
The otherside of the lighthouse is surrounded by a sandbank, lagoon and a rich ecosystem of mangroves. Boat trips in the evenings are the best to enjoy the delightful view of the sunset. There are several boat services functioning from this end that take people a round trip through the lagoon and also to the nearby island park that is also known as bone island park. Swimming in the calm water, surrounded by islands and islets, is the big draw to this site.
The closest hotspots are a marine eco museum situated near this site, that hosts many valuable monuments from the history of Batticaloa.