Trincomalee has been the envy of many a colonial power which has battled for this strategic port beginning with the Portuguese in the 17th century followed by the Dutch and the British. During World War II Trincomalee was established as a naval base by the British and today it continues to be used by the Sri Lankan Navy, The breathtaking views of the Trincomalee harbor are considered as the world’s deepest and largest natural harbor.
This beautiful region of the North East Coast covers Trincomalee and Passikudah in Batticaloa. Among the many stunning beaches of Sri Lanka, Kalkudah & Passekudah are two very fine beaches in the East Coast of Sri Lanka stretching to more than 300 Km and the best season to bask in the sun on the secluded beaches is from March to October when the seas are at their best. The magnificent marine life around the coral reefs,snorkeling or Whale watching is in addition to its fine beaches,
Some of the best places to explore….
- White sandy beaches of Uppuveli and Nilaveli in Trinco
- Snorkeling around Pigeon Island in Trinco or Passikudah bay
- Fort Fredrick
- Breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Trincomalee harbor from Swami Rock
- Whale and Dolphin watching expeditions
- Hot Wells