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Aquatic Escapades
Explore the pristine waters of Trincomalee as you snorkel on Coral Island and see incredible marine creatures. You'll also get a chance to see dolphins and whales in their natural habitat
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Trincomalee is an enchanting coastal city in Sri Lanka famous for its historic temples, hot springs, natural harbors, and remnants from its colonial past. Nestled in the eastern part of the country, Trincomalee has some of the most beautiful beaches such as Uppuveli. Rich with history and culture, the city is home to many Hindu sites. Travelers will surely enjoy the cultural diversity and flora and fauna of the area. Check this guide to discover the best things to do in Trincomalee!

Thirukkoneswaram Kovil (New Temple)

Situated on top of a rocky cliff, Thirukkoneswaram Kovil is a historic and spiritual site with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Thirukkoneswaram Kovil is a classical-medieval Hindu temple complex visited by thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year. Built during the reign of the early Cholas and the Five Dravidians, Thirukkoneswaram Kovil has a reconstructed statue of Shiva and shrines to several deities.
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Fort Frederick

Constructed in 1624, Fort Frederick was a stronghold built by the Portuguese. Built mainly from the rubble of an ancient Hindu temple, the fortress strengthened Portuguese influence over the eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka. However, under colonial rule, many Hindu shrines were destroyed in Trincomalee. Today, Fort Frederick stands as a testament to the historic and troubled past of Trincomalee.
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Shri Badrakali Amman Temple (ஸ்ரீ பத்திரகாளி அம்மன் கோவில்)

Designed in classical Dravidian architecture, the Shri Badrakali Amman Temple is one of the most iconic structures in Trincomalee. Attracting pilgrims from different parts of the country, the striking temple has intricate depictions of Hindu Gods and events. Prominent design elements include a towering facade, life-sized sculptures, and mesmerizing color palettes. Visit in the morning or during sunset and marvel at the magnificent lighting inside the temple.
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Trincomalee War Cemetery

The Trincomalee War Cemetery, also known as Trincomalee British War Cemetery, is a large green space built to honor the sacrifices made during the Second World War. Located along Nilaveli Road, the cemetery is the final resting place for soldiers from the British Empire, France, Italy, and other allied forces who died in the war. The well-maintained cemetery is perfect for a leisurely walk and a quick jog.
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