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Top Reasons to Visit Trincomalee On Your Vacation to Sri Lanka - Explore the East of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful little island that is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and Trincomalee is one such stunning beach in the east of the island.


Pigeon Island

If you love the sun-kissed skin, the san on your feet and the breeze on your skin but you are wondering where to go in Sri Lanka you should definitely head to Pigeon Island. Apart from the stunning scenery, you are able to go snorkelling at Pigeon Island as you are able to discover a whole new world under the sea. The beach around Pigeon Island and the stunning view of the island is a memorable view indeed. If you wish to explore the Pigeon island itself you are able to hop onto one of the many boats that offer this service in order to explore.


Fort Fredrick

Fort Fredrick is a colonial fort that was built in the 1600s by the Portuguese. It is now under the protection and control of the Sri Lankan Military but the public is able to go and explore the area. You are able to see many deer and other wildlife coming into the fort to get away from the harsh sun rays.


Nilaveli Beach

Nilaveli Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. During the civil war, most parts of the country were not accessible for everyone and the Nilaveli Beach was one such location that got hidden away. Now that the country is free and blossoming The Nilaweli beach can be enjoyed to your heart's content. The sea is a beautiful aqua green that changes into a dark greenish-blue during the morning hours.


Koneswaram Temple

All temples in Trincomalee are absolutely stunning, intriguing and colourful. The Koeswaram Temple is the most popular Hindu Temple in Trincomalee and it is not visited just but the Hindu devotees locals and tourists from various religious backgrounds. If you wish to take part in a ceremonious offering to the gods you are able to find the times and go to the temple at that time where you can be a part of the event and see the traditions that take place.



If you have always wanted to go diving but never had the opportunity to do so Trincomalee is the perfect place to try it for the first time. The beach is not that deep and the waves are rather sympathetic as you are able to become one with nature and explore the stunning marine life hidden away from the day to day life of humans.


Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Trincomalee is an exciting excursion as you are able to get lost in this beautiful world where you get to see the sunrise from the east, the cool wind blowing from the East and whales and dolphins dancing in joy living in their natural habitat.


Trincomalee British War Cemetery

The location is open from 7 am to 4 pm daily and you can opt for a guided tour where you will get to know about the details about the solders of the British Empire who were killed or died during World War ii.

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