Trincomalee or Trinco as it is usually called is now the third largest city in Sri Lanka and is best known for its famous harbour. The Trinco harbour is one of the largest and finest deep water harbours of the world. The city’s central showpiece is Fort Frederick, built by the Portuguese colonists in Sri Lanka. Now it is used as an army barracks though visitors are allowed to stroll through it. Koneswaram Kovil is also one of the many attractions in Trinco with a religious milieu. The beaches of Trinco – mainly Nilaweli and Marble Bay are white soft sandy beaches that stretch a long way. Pigeon Island off Nilaweli also provides superb coves for shelter and uninterrupted tranquility for those that love to soak up the sun.


Pigeon Island

Named so due to the large number of rock pigeons that colonize it, Pigeon Island is one of the most attractive marine national parks in the world - home to some of the best coral reefs in the country.

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Trincomalee is one of the most famous places in the world to observe the giant mammals of the ocean. You can go on a whale and dolphin watching tour in Trincomalee from June to September.

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