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Batticaloa Fort

Batticaloa Fort

  • Open 24 hours, but best from 6 AM to 11 PM


A short walk on the ramparts is a must to enjoy the spectacular view of the Batticaloa Lagoon and the few Dutch-era cannons that remain.



The famous Batticaloa Fort that the Portuguese built in 1628 was captured by the Dutch when they first landed in 1638. The entrance still bears the insignia of the Dutch East India Company, although it is half-hidden behind a new sign that proclaims the Fort’s current occupants – the District Secretariat of Batticaloa. A short walk on the ramparts is a must to enjoy the spectacular view of the Batticaloa Lagoon and the few Dutch-era cannons that remain.

Batticaloa Fort pictures by Manoj, Dennis Sylvester Hurd and Mahesh

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Look out for the Dutch East India inscription. Good place for sunrise.

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Batticaloa Fort

Directions

Assuming you're in Batti, cross the Central Road bridge and turn down Main Street, which turns into Fort Road. Follow that till you get to the Fort.

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Open 24 hours, but best from 6 AM to 11 PM

Price Range

Less than 200

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3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3

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