From successfully launching an invasion of Burma by King Parakramabahu in the depths of Sri Lankan history to being the focal point of tsunami relief co-ordination during the 2004 disaster, the city of Trincomalee appears in Sri Lankan history in a multitude of occasions and continues to do so even in the 21st century.
Home to the fifth natural harbour in the entire world, the beaches of Trincomalee affords a one of a kind experience to its visitors. The Bay of Trinomalee is unparalleled to most other ports in the world for its sheer size and increased natural security sets it apart from most. The Harbour is also extremely scenic and this panoramic beauty is echoed magnificently by Trinco’s beaches whose shallow waters provide for safe bathing and even allows you to walk nearly a hundred metres into the ocean as well, making the city extremely attractive for visitors, travellers and tourists seeking an enjoyable beach vacation.
The beaches of Trinco are highly conducive for a variety of diving activities, including scuba diving, and its waters attract whales during certain times of the year, making it a haven for environmentalists as well. Its calm yet exciting waters attract surfers and sailors by the dozen, thereby paving the way for an epic holiday in the sun.
Culturally, the city is alive with a very different culture from what is seen in the capital of Colombo. The city of Trinco is imbued with an intense Tamil-Hindu culture and is evidenced by the Tamil speaking majority. For all you culture vultures out there, this intrinsically interesting aspect of the locals combined with its fascinating architecture, influenced by the styles of Sri Lanka’s colonial masters, make a casual stroll in town a truly exciting venture.
For those wishing to visit, most Sri Lanka tours should definitely include a visit to Trincomalee. When in the city, one should try and plan to visit the Koneswaran Temple and the Dutch Fort, the largest Dutch Fort in the entire country. Another attraction that is worth a visit is the Hoods Tower Museum located at the Sri Lanka Navy Base.
Sri Lanka travel has been made convenient by the air taxi service, which also offers routes to Trincomalee as well but for others wishing to experience the true Sri Lankan experience, an adventure via bus or train would be ideal. For a comprehensive tour of the city and even any other landmark location, opt for the excellent services of Jetwing Travels to minimize hassle and maximize enjoyment.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.