Best Things To Do in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Whether you're visiting Trincomalee for a few days or are a localite, Trincomalee is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Trincomalee. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Trincomalee. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Trincomalee. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Trincomalee keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Trincomalee listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Trincomalee which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Trincomalee will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Trincomalee recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Trincomalee

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Trincomalee that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 649 itineraries
    Koneswaram Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

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

    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 Ea...Read more

  2. #2 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 498 itineraries
    Marble Beach

    Tags: Beach, Leisure

    Address: Kinniya Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Marble Bay Beach is popular for snorkeling and diving in Trincomalee. The famous Marble Beach resort is located here. However, the highlight of the beach is its fine sand and the sightings of peac...Read more

  3. #3 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 328 itineraries
    Kanniya Hot Springs

    Tags: Hot Spring

    Address: Kanniya, Sri Lanka

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

    Dating back to the period of Ravana (around 5000 years ago), the Kanniya Hot Springs finds it mention in the Ramayana – one of the most iconic Hindu Mythology books. It is believed the hot sprin...Read more

  4. #4 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 314 itineraries
    Trincomalee War Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: 300 Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Being the resting place of the British soldiers who died during the second World War, Trincomalee War Cemetery’s historical significance is why tourists come to visit the place. The place is als...Read more

  5. #5 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 677 itineraries
    Fort Frederick

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Konesar Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Dating back to the first quarter of the 17th century, the Fort Frederick was built by Portuguese on the site of the Hindu temple destroyed during the invasion. In the 18th century, the fort was captur...Read more

  6. #6 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 324 itineraries
    Hoods Tower Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Hoods Tower Museum is named after the Hoods observation tower that overlooks the entire inner harbor of the city. The museum still showcases a variety of the ammunition used by the Sri Lanka Navy ...Read more

  7. #7 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 136 itineraries
    Arisimale Beach

    Tags: Beach, Leisure

    Address: Arisimale Beach, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located 52 kilometers away, visit the Arisimale Beach to see the divine blue Indian Ocean meet the golden sand. The beach is known for its textured sand that resembles rice grains- giving it its iconi...Read more

  8. #8 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 141 itineraries
    Seruvila Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya

    Tags: Temple, Historical Site

    Address: Palatoppu-Seruwawila Rd, Seruwawila, Sri Lanka

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

    The Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist Temple that dates back to the 2nd century BC during the reign of King Kavantissa. The temple holds the relics of Lord Buddha (sacred forehe...Read more

  9. #9 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 253 itineraries
    Uppuveli

    Tags: Village

    Address: Uppuveli, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The small village of Uppuveli shocks you with its tourist attractions – the Uppuveli beach that graces the calm waters of the Indian ocean with the beach-side shacks that sell authentic Sri Lank...Read more

  10. #10 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Palm Beach Resort Image
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    Tags: Leisure, Resort

    Address: Alles Garden, 12 Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    The Palm Beach Resort on the virgin shores of Indian Ocean is a perfect getaway overlooking the soft sandy beach and the deep blue sea. Surrounded by the coconut groves with a plethora of native birds...Read more

  11. #11 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 675 itineraries
    Sri Pathrakali Temple Image
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    Tags: Temple

    Address: New Moor St, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Google Reviews
    Linus Göransson

    Went there by chance during full moon festival. The atmosphere was fantastic - the strange ear-deafening music, the smell from insence and food offerings, the masses of worshippers, all the strange ri...

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  12. #12 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 79 itineraries
  13. #13 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 39 itineraries
    Kandaswamy Temple Image
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    Tags: Temple

    Address: Customs Rd, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Google Reviews
    Prashanth Kevin

    Very nice place

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  14. #14 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 6 itineraries
    Lovers Leap Image
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    Address: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 12:01 am - 12:00 am Details
    Google Reviews
    Sangeeth Khan

    Ravana's Cleft at Swami Rock (Konamalai). It is 350 feet above the sea level and looks straight down into the ocean below

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  15. #15 of 22 Things To Do in Trincomalee
    - Used in 2 itineraries