The Mullaitivu Beach
It is said that the magnificent coastline of Mullaitivu had been used for their trade activities by the kings who occupied the Jaffna Kingdom for thousands of years ago. The Mullaitivu seaboard is a gorgeous beach portion where sunrise and sunset can be seen. It is indeed a safe beach for swimming and is used for gatherings of family and friends.
Alampil is a small beachline consisted with friendly people provides a strange experience to those visiting the village by their amazing hospitality. The small fishing community is engaged in the day-to-day fishing activities, and the sunrise and sunset can be viewed in a calm manner without any disturbance at this lovely spot.
Nayaru beach and lagoon
This amazing lagoon looks like a snake running into the sea from the sky view and it is blocked by a sandy ridge of water. The lagoon is surrounded by mangroves and a large fence of coconut trees while offering its whole space for the ducks and small fish populations to live.
The Nandikadal Lagoon
The breath-taking lagoon fed by a number of small rivers looks like a cone from the sky. The lagoon is home to a variety of birds living in the wetlands of Sri Lanka’s north-eastern coast. This is a thought-provoking spot for cinematographers and book lovers to spend time watching the birds in search of food in the dawn.
The Pudumathalan Lagoon is a picturesque lagoon located in the North East coast of Sri Lanka, which belongs to the Mullaitivu District. The green forest system around the lagoon is rich in endemic flora to the north and is nourished by rare ayurvedic plants. The tranquil surroundings of the lagoon bounded by a variety of bird species make it an ideal place to enjoy the beauty of the Indian Ocean. The area is rich in lush aquariums and there are plenty of sea and inland water fishers.
The Kokkilai Lagoon bounded by Mullaitivu and Trincomalee District is fed by several rivers. Large number of beautifully grown prosperous cultivation lands and a friendly fishing village tickles the travellers to stay long. The gorgeous mangroves are a spectacular sight for those looking out into the sky, surrounded by the waters of the salty lagoon.
The Vattapalai Kovil
This is a sacred place dedicated to Goddess Kannaki, who was kind enough to bring rain to the drought-stricken earth and to give her devotees the wealth of children who is in expectation. Hundreds of devotees’ travel from the city of Kerala, India to pay their homage to Kannaki Amma, the hero of the Tamil epic Silapparayam during the annual festival named as Vaikasi Visakham Pongal Thiruvillai. According to the villagers, no one who steps into this sacred place will be left empty as the blessings of the Goddess will bring great good miracles to all.
Prominent Kanukarni Tank is considered as one of the largest irrigation reservoirs in Mullaitivu. It is the Main Reservoir which distributes water to the small tanks in the surrounding area. It is home to a wide variety of aquatic flora and many rare species of birds. Many flower-lovers as well as the environment enthusiasts will come here to watch the sunset over the lake.
Mulliyawalai West Forest
Mullaitivu district covers most of the forest cover in the Vanni region and the Mulliyawalai West Forest Area extends from the Omanthai to Paranthan bordering the sea to the west east. This forest carries lots of wonders of the Sri Lankan history as per the legends whereas the ruins of the historic palaces and structures are still visible and under archaeological investigation.
Kokkilai Bird Sanctuary
Sri Lanka is undoubtedly the most beautiful bird house in Asia. Due to its tropical climate and the marshy areas that facilitate reproduction, large number of endemic and migrant birds love Sri Lanka. Located 25km (16 miles) southwest of Mullaitivu town, Kokkilai Bird Sanctuary is home to migratory and endemic bird species such as cormorants, ducks, egrets, flamingos, herons, ibis, pelicans and stocks. The homage provided by mangroves and comfortable weather has become their no reason to fly away from this magnificent paradise.
Historic Milestones & Heritage
The Puthukkudiyiruppu Military Museum and Monument, is where the concluding battle of the brutal civil war continued for thirty-three years in Sri Lanka, took place near the Nandikadal Lagoon. Hundreds of people come into the monument that tributes the end of a catastrophe and wish peace to the war dead.
The Vadduvagal Bridge
The Vadduvagal Bridge, a 430 meters long sea road connects land with the Mullaitivu City which is treacherous in between the beautiful Nandikadal lagoon and the Indian Ocean. Although, this area is home to 60 to 70 families who have made a living by fishing today, the story was so different yesterday. Hundreds of mangroves overlooking the lagoon tells a tragic story of history’s tears. The bridge is an important milestone in the history of Sri Lanka.
Archaeological ruins of Kurundawasoka
According to archaeological records, the largest inscription in Sri Lanka is found in the Kurundawasoka monastery. As said in the history, this weighty inscription was prepared during the reign of King Mahinda III (801-804) to resolve a dispute over the use of water in the Kurangama Reservoir. But unfortunately, the rest of the inscription and the ruins of the wall have disappeared. According to the Mahavansa, Kurundawasoka Aramaya was built by King Kallatanaga who ruled the country during the period 109 – 104 CE and was renovated by King Aggabodhi I and King Vijayabahu I.
The Kurundammale Pagoda greatly venerated by the ancient kings in the history can be seen today as a mound with a diameter of about 120 feet. Although the temple has been destroyed by treasure hunters, as per the legends, an enormous priceless treasure is still buried under the soils in this temple. The partially destroyed moonstone, as well as a series of stone pillars and other rock formations are visible to the travellers. However, the pedestrians claim that the sacred surroundings are capable of reforming and re-pilgrimage.