Apart from the shimmering blue waters of the ocean, glittering golden sands of the beaches and the bright yellow sun of Trincomalee, there are so many things to do in Tricomalee and places to visit in Trincomalee. You can book your stay with us at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon while you explore the must-sees and the lesser-known places of Trincomalee and let us take care of you during your time here with our plush rooms, mind-easing ambiance and atmosphere, five-star service and a selection of delectable dishes.
Here are some places that are lesser known but are also must visit locations in Trincomalee;
1. Pathirakali Amman Temple
Hindu Temples are always a beautiful sight with high-rising, colorfully vibrant Gopuram’s that you will witness on your Trincomalee sightseeing tour. The Pathirakali Amman Temple is one such Hindu Temple built in the 11th century and dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Bhadrakali. It has been designed and constructed with the influence of Dravidian Architecture.
Photo Credits: Kateryna Matey
2. Fort Frederick
Fort Frederick has always been a Fort of military importance and a defense stronghold; for the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and to the present Sri Lankan military. Witness the grand fortress, assorted cannons and artillery, colonial-era buildings, the impressive Georgian-style mansion named the Wellesley House and many more by visiting Fort Frederick.
Photo Credits: Khyati Seth
3. Bay View at The Koneswaram Temple
The Koneswaram Temple is a must visit when you’re in Trincomalee, but what you shouldn’t also miss out while you’re at Koneswaram is the view of the beautifully blue ocean sparkling under the bright sun! It’s the perfect setting for those Instagram-worthy photographs you’ve been waiting to capture!
Photo Credits: Darshana Bandara Herath
4. Trincomalee British War Cemetery
This one’s for all the history-lovers out there! This cemetery is dedicated to the soldiers of the British Empire who lost their lives during World War II. It is one of the six Commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka. You can visit this site between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
Photo Credits: Demethri Berman
5. Kanniya Hot Springs
These Kanniya Hot Springs are definitely an experience of a lifetime. The seven square-shaped wells which are only about 4-5ft deep contain water of high temperature. What is interesting however, is that temperatures vary from spring to spring. According to local folklore, this site is connected with Ravana of the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Ravana and his mother is said to have worshiped Hindu God Shiva at the Koneswaram Temple and the Hot springs of Kanniya.
Photo Credits: Sri Lanka Travel Diaries
Make sure you spend a couple of days to explore the beautiful area of Trincomalee and witness the beauty of the paradise island of Sri Lanka!
Author: Shenella Fonseka