Batticaloa Fort, Batticaloa

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  • This is a small old Dutch fort similar to many found around the island, It is located by the lagoon with nice views of the kallady bridge. However unlike many other forts in the country which you can ...  more »
  • all in ruins, its walls with weeds and overgrown, a couple of old cannons and nothing more. Save the road
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  • A lovely old fort. There is nothing to visit excep to view the walls of the fort. You can not enter. So it is a passing by visit....  more »
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  • போர்த்துக்கீச கோட்டை அல்லது இடச்சுக் கோட்டை (ஒல்லாந்து கோட்டை) என அழைக்கப்படும் கோட்டையானது 1628ஆம் ஆண்டு போர்த்துக்கேயரால் கட்டப்பட்டு, ஒல்லாந்துக்காரரால் 1638இல் கைப்பற்றப்பட்டது. இலங்கையிலுள்ள அழகிய சிறிய ஒல்லாந்துக் கோட்டைகளில் இதுவும் ஒன்று. மட்டக்களப்பு தீவுகளில் ஒன்றான புளியத்தீவில் அமைந்துள்ள இது, இன்னும் பழுதடையாமல் காணப்படுகிறது. The Batticaloa Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was the first to be captured by the Dutch on 18 May 1638. Later, the fort was used by British from 1745. The fort has a structure of four bastions and protected by the Batticaloa Lagoon from two sides and a canal of the other two sides. The fort is still in reasonable condition and many local administrative departments of Sri Lanka government function in new buildings, which is based in the old structure.
  • THE Dutch Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628. Still in very good shape. Magnificent view!
  • The location is very calm and quiet. It's also kept clean and the Batticaloa gate is right within the fort park.
  • Nice place to spend time. Beautiful view of lagoon and one side bridge. In the night time even more beautiful view. Park is clean and calm in the night time. I thing its better place to be relax. If you visit batticaloa dont forget to spend some hours here during the night time. I recommend this place to who like to enjoy beautiful environment
  • It could be the smallest fort available in Sri Lanka. You can go around whole fort less than 10 minutes. But look like this place have maintain and build to attrack more travels.

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