A visit to Fort Fredrick that was initially built in 1624 by the Portuguese. The Dutch colonial fort remains formidable to this day. Entrance to the fort is currently monitored as it is used as an army garrison, but visitors are given the opportunity to walk or drive into the fort and visit the famous Koneswaram Temple. The temple is built on ‘Swamy Rock’, a rocky cape overlooking Trincomalee. You can also visit the World War II Cemetery and will learn about the natural harbour that is so central to Trincomalee’s history.
Trincomalee as well as Uppuveli and Nilaveli are wonderful places to visit and stay overnight, there are lively restaurants and beach bars, as well as tropical cabanas, lovely guesthouses, serene Boutique hotels and luxury 5-star hotels.
The beaches around Trincomalee, like Marble Beach, Nilaveli and Uppuveli are white, wide, and sandy, all you need for a tropical escape.
Snorkelling is one of the famous activities in the ocean around Trincomalee. Stingrays, sharks, corals and many more tropical underwater life can be seen in the clear sea of Trincomalee, around small islands just off the coast, like Pigeon Island at the Pigeon Island Marine National Park.
Also, you can explore the wonders of underwater life through your (maybe first) scuba diving experience on this discovery dive in Trincomalee. Be amazed at diving at the colourful coral and tropical marine life without the need for a full certification course. Relax as your PADI certified scuba instructors guides you and provides a full safety and equipment briefing, along with practical demonstrations when in the water.
Whale watching at the eastern coast season in Sri Lanka is from May to October. The ocean at Trincomalee has become one of the places where the largest animals on earth inhabit. The East coast of Sri Lanka is a top spot to watch resident and migratory blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins’ colonies.