Trincomalee – a destination for discovering Sri Lanka


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If you are planning your next holiday in Sri Lanka, but still deciding between beach or adventure, wildlife tours or visiting some of Sri Lanka’s World Heritage sites and other historical locations – well why not stay in Trincomalee?

Trincomalee has great beaches where you can relax and swim, snorkel or scuba dive and see the wonderful coral reefs and sea life. The area is also becoming very popular for whale watching as well as dolphins. And on land, trips to see elephants and other wildlife in the region can also be arranged!

Within one to two hours driving time, are two ancient capital cities. Anuradhapura was the first kingdom in Sri Lanka and lasted for over 1500 years from the 4th century BC. Destroyed in a war the capital was moved to Polonnaruwa in 1017. King Vijayabahu I, who won the city back from the invaders in 1070, and successive rulers, undertook much building work with many temples and defensive walls, with the city area became 4 times the size of Anuradhapura. The 13th century eventually saw the capital abandoned and turn into ruins.

The Konesvaram Kovil in Trincomalee was rebuilt in the 20th century and has original statues from the 10th century on display. Swami Rock on which the temple is built, is a shear cliff that is about 350 feet above sea level and looks straight down into the ocean below – the views of Trincomalee’s natural harbour and the Indian Ocean are magnificent. The local Kanniya Hot Springs are also the most famous ancient hot wells in Sri Lanka which go back to the times of King Ravana who ruled the country over 5000 years ago.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join us and fun filled holiday, full of sun sea and adventure!