Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 7 - Batticola

Batticola was possibly the most boring city in our travel after Nuwara Eliya.

There was no market no nothing and the restaurants were all non vegetarian. We somehow found a small shack which served us Tamilian style veg thali.

We did try visiting a few beaches near the hotel, but the Tsunami had destroyed everything. Batticola was one of the most ravaged city during the Tsunami. I could still see people wearing T shirts which were sent in Aid.

The only reason we stayed in Batticola was that I didn't want to do a long bus journey at any point. Batticola was our transit halt between Polonnaruwa and Pottuvil.

The first bus we took was, I guess up to Akkaraipattu. From where we changed into another bus for Pottuvil. The journey from Akkaraipattu to Pottuvil was one of our high points on this visit. The road is right on the sea and one can see the waves crashing into stones for most part of this trip.

We got down at Pottuvil and took a Tuk Tuk to reach our resort Star Dust in Arugam Bay.

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