Tourism / Sri Lanka / Trincomalee


On the beaches of the famous resort on the east coast city of Trincomalee (Trinco or simply, Trincomalee) year-round sunny weather. Along the coast there are many small coves scattered to protect swimmers from the wind, and the city is hiding in an ideal natural harbor closed. The busiest beaches of Trincomalee, which stretch for 6 km - Uppuveli (Uppuveli) 6 km from the city center, and located him Niaveli (Nilaveli). And can be reached by taxi or rickshaw.

History remembers Trinco occupation and the Dutch, and the French and the British. The city is divided into districts Tamils, Muslims and followers of other faiths, can not leave indifferent. Each point of interest here, whether it be Buddhist, Hindu temple or a mosque, require a different approach: language, dress code, rules of conduct. These seemingly incompatible in one place of holiness, somehow coexist in Trinco, giving it a charming and exciting atmosphere of the East.

Getting there

From Colombo to attend Trinco ordinary buses (journey 7:00, 345 LKR) and more comfortable buses (journey 6 hours 600 LKR) with air conditioning, depart every 45 minutes. In addition to the capital city can be reached by train (night, travel 9 hours, departs from Trinco at 20:00).

Prices are listed on page July 2016

From here you can also get to Kandy (6 hours and departs at 14:30).

Beaches Trincomalee

In Niaveli, in addition to a fine sandy beach, will be interested in the hidden ruins of the British military base during the Second World (which is now home to bats). In addition, you can rent a boat and go to the island of Pigeon (Pigeon), scuba diving and snorkelling. Or on another island - Coral (Coral Island), which is just north of kilomaetrah Niaveli. Hit the beach will not work, but to enjoy one of the best dive sites in Sri Lanka - easily.

But more comfortable and popular beach in Trincomalee - it is still Uppuveli. There is a memorial and cemetery who died during the Japanese air attack in April 1942.

Every half hour from the beaches of Trinco buses. Before Uppuveli for LKR 26 and 20 minutes, Niaveli - LKR 30 and 45 minutes. Tuk-tuk to Uppuveli cost LKR 250 (night 300 LKR), Niaveli - 250 LKR.

At 8 km from the beaches there are seven hot springs Kanniyay (Kanniyai Hot Springs), where you can swim. They say that the local water helps with arthritis and rheumatism.

Rest in Trincomalee

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Trincomalee

In the city you can see the Fort Frederick, which today is used for defensive purposes. At the top of the fort is a mountain of Swami and the ancient Hindu Temple (Swami Rock and Tirukoneswaram Kovil Temple), which can be visited every day from 16:30 to 18:30. From there a beautiful view of the coastline and the city.

At 13 km from the town are the ruins of an amazing complex VELGA Vihar (Velgam Vihara), built in the first century. Here you can see the remains of a large Dagobah (mausoleum) and two small statues of Buddha. Since 1934, this place is considered an archaeological reserve in Sri Lanka.

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