Wildlife Sanctuaries – Thoppigala
Passikudah, Batticaloa district has unexplored inheritance of wildlife, archeological sites and nature. The well-kept secret of the area is this unexplored wildlife which, can be reached, within just 20 to 30 minute drive from the Bay. One time battle ground, Thoppigala (original name is Kudumbimalai), Artickkadu, Tharavei, Palamadu, Avaddaveli and Iralakkulam areas are now the best unprotected sanctuaries for wild elephants, sloth bears, wild boars and other animals.
In addition, if you are a keen in fishing, very tasty Golden Carps can be captured in the Kudumbimalai tank.
Location: West of Baticoloa District