A port city situated on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee has a recorded history of more than two and a half thousand years. This town is a renowned vantage point for blue whale watching and the balmy weather is certainly inviting.


Located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee is home to one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Sri Lanka. One of the perfect reasons to plan a visit to the east coast is the fact that this part of the country is way quieter than the south and is surrounded by hilltops, wildlife and diverse marine life waiting to be explored.

Offering crystal clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and a myriad of water sports, Trincomalee is a charming town. This town is the perfect place for thrill and sun-seekers and for those hoping to relax. Apart from this, there is so much more to Trinco than meets the eye at first glance. Look closer and you’ll find a few religious and cultural attractions as well to keep you going.

Make sure to visit this town during its whale watching season, which runs from March until August.

With seas of clear waters and diverse marine life, a temple on a rock by the sea, and other wonderful attractions, Trincomalee, more affectionately known as Trinco has much to offer. Experience the best of the east.
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Things to do
Hot springs, Hindu temples and a whole marine world under the waters await. Here are some of the most touristy things to do on your visit to the well-known eastern district called Trincomalee.
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Culinary Delights
Fret not fellow travellers, Trincomalee offers many amazing restaurants to suit all budgets. You could wander off the streets or go restaurant hopping and discover the best seafood this island has on offer. There are a plethora of family restaurants, often categorized as hotels along the main streets of Trincomalee offering the best value for money.
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