Sri Lanka Travel from Arugam Bay to Pasikudah

I have planned an extensive trip around Sri Lanka. We are hiring a van and driver for the trip and part of itinerary involves a trip up the east coast. Would anyone know how long it would take to go from Arugam Bay to Pasikudah. We are traveling with 2 children (5 and 7). If it going to be too long, we would consider a stopover, but can’t seem to find any hotels on the route. Could anyone help.
Thanks

samangi 26/06/13    Travelling with childrenSri Lanka Link Report

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Hi Samangi,

The A4 coastal road from Arugam Bay up to Valaichchenai (a few km from Pasikudah) was upgraded a few years ago, so you shouldn’t have any issues with bad road surfaces. It’s about 150km from Arugam Bay to Pasikudah, so – if the traffic’s good – you should get there within three hours and shouldn’t need an overnight stopover.

Hope that helps,
Helen.

Helen Abramson 27/06/13    Link Report

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  • Thanks Helen that helps a lot. We are going for 4 weeks ago.. still not enough to fit everything we want to do.

    samangi 27/06/13    Link Report

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  • 4 weeks is good enough to get the feel of Sri Lanka.
    I just went to Batti yesterday, from Arugam Bay and back.
    It takes only 2 hrs. or so these days; the roads are perfect.

    Around Akkaraipattu a few holiday homes have sprung up – simple huts on the beach.
    But no real point to break a journey there.

    AbaY, in our opinion, Sri Lanka’s most promising resort to come.
    The Bay is just waking up – but it has a huge potential.
    Plan to stay there – longer!

    Fred Netzband-Miller 02/07/13    Link Report

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