As the home to Trincomalee harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world, Trincomalee is one of the finest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka that is ideal for explorers in the tropical sun. Here are some of the top places to visit as you plan your stay at world-class resorts in Trincomalee.
This holy Hindu temple is one of the most magnificent destinations in Trincomalee surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Considered one of the Pancha Ishwarams (five abodes of Shiva), the Koneswaram temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and showcases the unique Dravidian architecture as it gracefully resides atop a cliff.
If you are a history enthusiast, make sure to add Fort Frederick to your must-see list in Trincomalee. Built in the 1600s by the Portuguese, this marvellous colonial fort houses the Koneswaram temple and the Gokana temple. You can explore the fort by hiring a tuk-tuk or on foot.
Graced by a pristine beach of white sand, the Uppuveli Beach is ideal to spend a calming day. From swimming and whale watching to enjoying a drink by the ocean, this location is the perfect getaway. If you plan to stay at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, the Uppuveli Beach is just a 20-minute walk from the resort!
The Pigeon Island National Park
The alluring Pigeon Island National Park consists of two small islands and is considered a marine sanctuary. This location is also popular for snorkelling and scuba diving, and boasts endangered rock pigeons, vibrant coral reefs, and numerous marine lives.
Trincomalee War Cemetery
This peaceful location is the final resting place of the British and local soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War II. Located in a beautifully maintained garden, the Trincomalee War Cemetery is one of the six Commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka.