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Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Batticaloa
Driving a tuktuk in Sri Lanka requires a special recognition permit, and there are two ways to get this. Either with your “International Driving Permit / IDP” or your “Regular National Country Licence” with B/C endorsement (depending on your country where B/C is representing car) on it.
We can obtain your recognition permit from the AAC (Automobile Association of Ceylon) with any of the two. You will receive an email with the licence form where you can upload the documents, and we will have it ready at your pickup in Batticaloa. You can read more information about the Sri Lankan recognition permit here!
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All our tuktuks come with comprehensive insurance covering damage to your tuktuk and other vehicles. It also covers personal injury to you, your passengers, and 3rd parties. Read more about the insurance coverage here!
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Things to See in Batticaloa
Dutch Fort Batticaloa
Firstly, immerse yourself in the city’s colonial past at the Dutch Fort Batticaloa, a historical landmark that reflects the city’s bygone era. This well-preserved fort, built during the Dutch occupation of Sri Lanka, features impressive architecture. Explore the fort’s fascinating structures, stroll through its courtyards, and experience Batticaloa’s rich history in the comfort of your tuktuk. You can find this legendary fort here.
Next, take your tuktuk to the serene and secluded Navalady Beach, where you can bask in the golden sand and swim in the clear waters. This amazing beach, shaded with pine forest and dotted with fishermen’s huts, is perfect for a day of relaxation. With your tuktuk, you’ll have the freedom to arrive and leave at your leisure.You can find the location here.
Drive your tuktuk to the historical Batticaloa Gate. This monument stands in the old docks of the city harbor at the end of Gandhi Park. A few steps away from the monument is the statue of Reverend William Ault, the first Methodist missionary to disembark from Batticaloa in 1814. Your tuktuk will transport you to this key piece of local history. For the location to this monument click here.
Continuing on, navigate your tuktuk to the Lagoon Park. With a view towards the lagoon, the park allows you to explore its beautiful surroundings with short motorboat rides to some of its other islands. You can also rent kayaks and paddleboats to explore further. Arrive in style and convenience in your tuktuk. To check the place click here.
St. Mary's Cathedral
Taste the Local Flavours in Batticaloa
A restaurant and pub at the beachside, to chill with a beer and enjoy good food. For the location of the restaurant click here.
Cafe Chill is a beautiful restaurant noted for its relaxing atmosphere and excellent food. Enjoy a variety of foods, including hearty breakfast selections, delectable sandwiches, and freshly made coffee. The courteous service and pleasant atmosphere make it the ideal place to unwind and have a delicious dinner. Find it here.
The Arammeahm Restaurant
The Arammeahm Restaurant offers a gastronomic journey with its diverse menu and inviting atmosphere. Savour a range of delectable Sri Lankan and international dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients and authentic flavors. Find it here.
Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Batticaloa
Located just a few feet from the Batticaloa lagoon, Riviera offers cabanas, rooms and a beautiful garden, and a pool with a view. For the location of the hotel click here.
Hotel East Lagoon
A 2-star hotel situated closer to the lagoon consists of a casual restaurant and a relaxing bar with 2 outdoor pools. For the location to the hostel click here.
Sea View Resort
This resort is built in a simple setting with an amazing garden with a view of the sunset. It consists of cabanas to make you more comfortable and to add privacy to your stay. For the location of the resort click here.
This 5 star hotel is few meters away from the beach and offeres a wide range of amenities for your comfort. Many customers have rated them for their professional service and cleanly environment. For the location of the Villa click here.
How to Get to Batticaloa from Colombo
A Train Ride to Batticaloa
You could take the train from Colombo fort to Batticaloa on a daily basis, the train stops in Valaichchenai. Trains are available one trip in the morning and evening from Colombo. The journey would last for 8 hours and 30 minutes and second-class will most of the time guarantee you a seat. You can find the train time table here.
A Bus Ride to Batticaloa
By Taxi to Batticaloa
Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Batticaloa !
Travelling from Colombo to Batticaloa in your own tuktuk is one of the most spectacular ways to appreciate the beautiful splendour and discover Sri Lanka’s hidden gems. Renting a tuktuk provides an exciting experience, with the freedom to drive through fascinating routes and the option to pull over at any location that sparks your interest.
Head over to our online reservations system on tuktukrental.com. Select your booking dates, extras and enter your details. Continue to the payment section and have a great time riding a tuktuk in Sri Lanka.