Batticaloa is a major city in Sri Lanka, with quite a few tourist attractions. Batticaloa is frequented by travellers, especially due to its closeness to beach destination Pasikudah and Arugam Bay. Batticaloa is located on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka with amazing scenic beauty of lagoons and beaches. The district of Batticaloa has 3 major lagoons Batticaloa lagoon, Valaichchenai Lagoon, and Vakari (Panichchankerni) Lagoon. Among these lagoons, Batticaloa is the largest lagoon, which is 56 km long, and has several islands located around it.