Top-notch spot for diving enthusiasts, the waters off the coast of Trincomalee are bound to be filled with surprises and inner-awakening views. Make your way into the deep sea through a boat and navigate your way through the turtles, fish, and whales all in their natural habitat. There’s no bigger treat for divers than seeing the ocean’s largest mammal – the blue whale and the mammal with the largest brain – the sperm whale.
Boasting clear coastal waters with fifty shades of blue, white sandy beaches, a rocky outback and a complimentary cover of vegetation and trees is the Marble beach, tucked away within a small bay of Trincomalee. Guarded by the Sri Lankan Navy, this beach is one of the least crowded and extremely clean crystal clear beaches any seaside traveller would dream of — To lie down and soak up the warmth of the hot sand while listening to the splashes of the cool Trinco waters.
The island is named after the Rock Pigeon as it serves as an important breeding ground for the species. Tune in to an underwater wonderland comprising 100 species of corals and 300 coral reef fishes, turtles, and reef sharks at the Pigeon Island National Park and Diving Center. Situated 1km off the coast of Nilaveli Beach, the Pigeon Island Hotels and Resorts are the ideal places for you to tone down after a day of exploration at the mystical waters.
Being one out of five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Sri Lanka, the Koneswaram temple is a highly venerated ground for Hindu devotees. It is also known as the ‘Temple of Thousand Pillars’, overlooking scintillating views of the Trincomalee Harbor and situated firmly on Swami Rock of Fort Frederick, where most historic buildings are found. Gaze upon the colourful and highly decorated interiors as the aromas of incense soothe your sense of smell.