Karpaha Sands is your ideal base to spend days exploring and discovering the many cultural and natural richnesses that the East Coast has to offer, just for a few hours or as day trips.

Tamil Culture
Explore the numerous lively, intricate colourful Hindu temples and small markets in the many neighbouring Tamil villages all around our resort, the heart of the east coast’s Tamil culture and a unique twist to your journey
Batticaloa’s old town
The East Coast’s 2nd town, built around countless lagoons and islands, with its old fort and mesh of many churches, mosques and temples, just 20 minutes away
East Coast Lagoons
Slowly slide on the nearby lagoons all along the east Coast on a traditional boat
Sri Lanka’s main port during the Polonnaruwa period, a natural sheltered deep water harbor surrounded by the large Dutch bay, an old fort and multi-ethnic streets, just 1hr away
The Cultural triangle's jewel and Sri Lanka’s most fascinating ancient capital, just 1h away.
Maduru Oya National Park
One of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful wilderness area, with its rocky mountain range and reservoirs, it is home to large elephant herds, sloth bears, several monkey species and countless birds such as storks, eagles and pelicans (day excursion)