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Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Location Type

: Beach

Distance From Airport

: 287 Km (8.45 hour drive)

Distance From Colombo

: 257 Km (8 hour drive)


: Hindu & Buddhist Temples & Historical Sites, The Dutch Fort, Harbour, White-Sand Beach area, Whale & Dolphin Watching, Diving, Windsurfing areas

TRINCOMALEE (more commonly known as 'Trinco') is a prime eco tourism and beach venue which is located on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka and offers some of the country's most attractive beaches such as 'Uppuveli', 'Nilaveli' and 'Marble Beach'. Fine white-sand and crystal clear water provides an irresistible combination that won't fail to disappoint any visitor who loves the beach! Snorkeling around the famous Pigeon island just off Nilaveli beach is widely recognised to be a 'must-do' activity during a stay in Trinco , Sri Lanka . Trinco is about 6 hour drive from Colombo.

Windsurfing is also a very popular activity in the area. Away from the beaches, the town has one of the most interesting and complex colonial histories in the whole of Sri Lanka , with its ownership changing between the king of Kandy, the Dutch, the British and the French on a number of different occasions! During the recent war, the area's beauty continued to attract many travellers and since the peace resolution in 2002, visitors have increased in their numbers even more.

Trincomalee is a good base if you are interested in Diving. The best season for diving from Trincomalee is from April to August. Trincomalee is a base for Whale Watching too.

Trincomalee is now becoming the "The Beach Destination" of Sri Lanka and there are some good beach hotels in the area are now refurbished and are in par with the best standards.

Long and stretchy beaches of Trincomalee is reputed for Diving, Snorkeling, Kite Surfing, Windsurfing etc.

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