Tourist Places to Visit in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Asia

Tourist Places to Visit in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Asia

Trincomalee is one of the major cities of Sri Lanka and the administrative headquarters of Trincomalee District in Eastern Province is situated about 263 km northeast of Colombo City and about 243 kms southeast of Jaffna City. Trincomalee is one of the Tamils majority cities in the country.


Etymology of Trincomalee:

The name Trincomalee derives from three Tamil language words “Thiru-kona-malai” means “Lord of the Sacred Hill”.


Geography and Climate of Trincomalee:

Trincomalee covers an area of 7.5 sq. km is placed between 8°34′0″ N latitude 81°14′0″ E longitude and experiences a tropical wet and dry climate. From March to June is the dry season in Trincomalee.


Economy of Trincomalee:

The economy of Trincomalee is based on fishing and tourism activity and also the city houses numerous famous educational institutions like Zahira College, Orr’s Hill Vivekananda College and St. Joseph Collage.



Landmarks in Trincomalee:

  • Koneswaram Temple
  • Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall
  • Bhadrakali Amman Temple
  • Trincomalee Hindu College


How to reach Trincomalee?

Trincomalee is served by its own airport located 13 kms away from the heart of the city. There are regular bus services accessible at Trincomalee City Bus Stand, placed near the market. Trincomalee Railway Station is located 2 km north of the city and one can board train of Colombo City here. Auto Rickshaw is the best option to move within the city.


Culture and Food in Trincomalee:

The population of Trincomalee is filled with greater majority of Sri Lankan Tamils and Trincomalee houses numerous Hindu Temples include The Koneswaram Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and Salli Muthumariamman Kovil and one cultural centre named as Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall. There is annual festival organized at the Koneswaram Temple with great fervor.

The hotels located near the Trincomalee beach offer varieties sea food from prawn and fish. Otherwise one can reach the North Indian food restaurant at Green Park Beach Hotel in the south of city centre. Pol Sambol, Mallum, Kottu, Kavum, Kiribath, Lentil curry, Fish Ambul Thiyal and Appa are popular dishes among the regions of Trincomalee.

To buy handicraft products of wood and cloth, visit the shops placed near Koneshwara Temple or the handicraft shops of Trincomalee City. Also the city houses branded shops of clothes, shoes, bags and mobiles.


Must see in Trincomalee:


Koneswaram Temple:

Koneswaram Temple is a very ancient Hindu temple located in Trincomalee and is one of the major pilgrim places of Sri Lankan and Indian Hindus. It was once destroyed by Portuguese in 1622 and few years later it was reconstructed with several specialties.


The Dutch Fort:

The Dutch Fort was built by Portuguese Empires during Portuguese colonial period in Sri Lanka. Later it was conquered by Dutch in the year 1639 and after 33 years, French Empires captured it from Dutch and rebuild.


Trincomalee Beach:

Trincomalee Beach is a must visit place and is one of the very clean beach of Sri Lanka attracts tourist from all around the country for its picturesque beauty.


Other tourist attractions near Trincomalee include:

  • Hot springs
  • Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall
  • Bhadrakali Amman Temple


Ideal time to visit Trincomalee:

Between April and October is the best time to reach Trincomalee, when the weather is very cool and calm.


Accommodation Options in Trincomalee:

Famous hotels and resorts are located in Trincomalee are as follows:

  • Nilaveli Beach Hotel
  • Pigeon Island Beach Resort
  • Chaaya Blu Resort
  • Hotel Sea Lord
  • Lotus Park Hotel
  • Green Park Hotel
  • Aqua Hotel Trincomalee
  • Sunflower Hotel
  • Kumar Hotel
  • Rainbow Hotel
  • Medway Hotel
  • Trinco Village Hotel


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