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Flights to Batticaloa

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Batticaloa is a coastal town on Sri Lanka's eastern side. It's known for its historical significance and beautiful scenery. Those interested in history might enjoy exploring the Batticaloa Fort, a reminder of the region's colonial past. Nature lovers can relax on the beaches close by or explore the Batticaloa Lagoon, a scenic waterway with rich birdlife. Batticaloa is a good choice for travellers interested in a mix of cultural experiences and historical exploration, along with opportunities to relax on Sri Lanka's east coast. The town offers a quieter atmosphere compared to some other tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.

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Airports near Batticaloa

You have choices when it comes to reaching Batticaloa. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Batticaloa.

Bandaranaike International Airport

This is the main international airport in Sri Lanka and is located approximately 300 kilometres northwest of Batticaloa. It is a major hub for international flights and offers a wide range of connections to various destinations worldwide. From here, you can either take a domestic flight or drive to Batticaloa.


Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

Located around 200 kilometres southwest of Batticaloa, this airport serves as a secondary international airport in Sri Lanka. It primarily caters to charter flights and limited scheduled services. If you choose to fly here, you can then take a domestic flight or drive to Batticaloa.


Trincomalee Airport

This regional airport is situated approximately 100 kilometres north of Batticaloa. It mainly operates domestic flights and a few regional flights. If you prefer a shorter drive, you can fly here and then continue your journey to Batticaloa by road.


Sigiriya Airport

Although not the closest airport, Sigiriya Airport is an option for travellers who wish to explore the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka before heading to Batticaloa. It is located around 250 kilometres west of Batticaloa and offers domestic and limited international flights. From Sigiriya, you can either take a domestic flight or drive to Batticaloa.

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Things to do in Batticaloa

Discovering the many attractions of Batticaloa can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

Discover the Unspoiled Beauty of Batticaloa Lagoon

Experience the serene and picturesque landscapes of one of the largest lagoons in Sri Lanka. A haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers, the Batticaloa Lagoon offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Step Back in Time at the Batticaloa Fort

Explore the rich history of Sri Lanka at the Batticaloa Fort. Built by the Portuguese in 1628, this historic fort offers a glimpse into the country's colonial past. Don't miss the chance to capture stunning photos of the fort's unique architecture and the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Immerse Yourself in Local Culture at the Kallady Village

Experience the authentic Sri Lankan way of life at the Kallady Village. Meet the friendly locals, sample delicious traditional cuisine, and witness the vibrant culture and traditions of the Batticaloa community. A visit to Kallady Village is a must for any cultural enthusiast.

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