Koneswaram Temple

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About Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee

The Koneswaram Temple is a popular place of worship in Sri Lanka and is one of the Pancha Ishwarams (five abodes) of Lord Shiva. The temple dates back to early Cholas and the Five Dravidians of the Early Pandyan Kingdom (the earliest mention of the temple goes way back to the 6th century BC).

Today, the temple is a significant religious buildings and is an archeological site with rare emblems of the dynasties etched into the temple stones. Do take some time to see the cliff section that meets the blue water below.

Koneswaram Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • The place is open during the day.

How To Get To Koneswaram Temple by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Central Bus Station (2 kilometers away)
  • By hiring a Tuk-Tuk.
  • By renting a Bike/ Bicycle.
  • On foot

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Address: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Phone: +919-4262225585

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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  • Very calm place. Famous place in Trincomalee for Tamil people. Love the blueish environment.

  • This is the most famous and ancient temple out of 5 of the "Pancha Ishwaram Temples" located throughout the country with a historical and religious importance. It is a beautiful architectural structure located on a hill and offers some good views towards the sea and of the surroundings which makes the experience even better.

  • Very nice view of the Idean Ocean. Nicely maintained. One of the main hindu temples in the Country. Famous among Hundreds of Hindu and others religious people

  • Beautiful historical place.. Nice sea view..

  • One of the most popular places among hindu people. Nice sea view.

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