The distinct east coast, with many secluded beaches and shimmering blue seas, is a total contrast to Sri Lanka’s western coast. Including towns such as Nilaveli, Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Batticaloa and Arugam Bay, this region is made up of traditional fishing villages, picturesque beaches and areas of unspoilt natural beauty, including lagoons such as Batticaloa.
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"Sri Lanka is a most beautiful Island and there is so much to see. To me, highlights were the elephant orphanage, the tea plantations and the safari but I did also enjoy visiting the temples and learning the culture."