Fantastic Things to do in Trincomalee

From splendour sunsets to endless beaches, Trincomalee is beautiful. Whale watching to delight the adventurers and soft sands to allure beach lovers, also laid-back beaches for dreamers – things to do in Trincomalee are unique. To make the city even more fascinating, it also has ton of history.

Things to do in Trincomalee, Trincomalee beach

Things to do in Trincomalee: Whale and dolphin watching

Get onboard a fantastic boat that idles down to the sea in the morning haze. Boats that depart from the beach at 6 in the morning will travel the jewel-tipped seas of Trincomalee to the kingdom of whales and dolphins. From May to October, blue and sperm whales and colonies of dolphins grace the Trincomalee ocean. So far, July has recorded the highest number of sightings.

trincomalee sri lanka, sperm whale underwater in trinco sea

Things to do in Trincomalee: Uppuveli and Nilaveli

Uppuveli and Nilaveli beaches  offer an experience of sunshine and soft sands with an Eastern twist. The wild, wide beach stretches from the village of Uppuveli and expands in golden miles towards Nilaveli. Also, these beaches are rather go-slow and low-key even during the season thus alluring in the eyes of tranquillity-seekers and dreamers. The palms that sway down to the sandy carpets make this Eastern ocean scene even more idyllic.

visit in trincomalee sri lanka, fishing oruwa in Nilaveli beach

Things to do in Trincomalee: Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island’s National Park located 1km off Nilaveli is a gorgeous marine park that contains an underwater landscape of stunning coral reefs. Snorkelers here get to see an undersea world teeming with thousands of butterfly fish and starfish, and an occasional turtle too. The reefs are home to 100 species of corals.

Things to do in Trincomalee, Snorkelers of trinco sea

Things to do in Trincomalee: Koneswaram Kovil

visit in trincomalee sri lanka, Koneswaram Kovil

The splendid holy shrine of Koneswaran Temple is perched atop a cliff in Trincomalee. The Kovil pays homage to God Shiva and is an architectural marvel. Intricate designs, vibrant colours, and exquisite carvings take center stage at the Kovil. It also offers incredible views of Trinco.

Things to do in Trincomalee: Marble beach

Marble beach is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Trincomalee. The beach is ideal for family holidays as it offers shallow and safe waters that are ideal for swimming.

trincomalee sri lanka, Marble beach

Things to do in Trincomalee: Fort Frederic

This Portuguese fort on the Swami Rock of Trincomalee was built from the debris of a destroyed ancient Hindu temple. The Fort was reconstructed by the Portuguese and later occupied by the British. Today the fort is occupied by the Sri Lankan Military. The fort offers exquisite views of the golden coast of Trincomalee. In the afternoon the fort celebrates a most exquisite sunset – a glory of ruby and purple sinking in the turquoise seas.

Things to do in Trincomalee, Fort Frederic Trincomalee

Things to do in Trincomalee: Kanniya hot water springs

The famous hot water springs in Kanniya feature seven wells with waters of varying temperatures ranging from lukewarm to extremely hot. The water springs are also believed to have a recuperative power.

Places to stay in Trincomalee: Nilaveli Beach Hotel

trincomalee sri lanka, Exterior view of Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Nilaveli Beach Hotel offers standard, deluxe, and studio deluxe rooms. The rooms offer air-conditioning and also  modern facilities. The restaurants whip up tastes of the East and West then again special seafood menus. The hotel also boasts a sunny beach bar and also a lounge bar.


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