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Sri Lanka
North Eastern - Srilanka
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How to Reach

By plane

There is air service to and from Colombo, provided by the national airline Sri Lankan Airlines. Flights are available from origins throughout Europe, United States, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. Other airlines, include Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad and Emirates. If you were to fly Emirates, you can stop over in Colombo on your way to Singapore (e.g. Dubai - Colombo - Singapore). Gulf Air operation From Bahrain to Colomno is back starting from October 2010.

Sri Lanka's only international airport, Bandaranaike International, is at Katunayake, close to Negombo, on the coast north of Colombo. The journey to Colombo will take about an hour by taxi.

Air Arabia is a low cost giant that provides excellent connections from Middle East and North Africa to Colombo, and its known for its on time service and low fares.

Air Asia has now begun to fly to Colombo from Kuala Lumpur with very cheap airfares

Road route:

 From colombo it is about 280 km distance and we should travel throgh A6 highway to reach Trinkomali. In this journey we will travel from west coast to East coast of Srilanka. So that we can see various cultures present in Srilanka.

Raliway route:

 It is about 8 hours journey from Colombo to Trincomalee.
Air route: Trincomalee is well connected by Air route also. Direct flights are present to Trincomalee from colombo, chennai, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore.

Key places to visit
Hot Springs of Kanniya, Dutch Fort and Naval Museum, Beaches, Buddhist Shrine, Trincomalee TourSwami Rock, Harbour


Places to Visit

Hot Springs of Kanniya
On the way to Trincomalee is the small town of Kanniya where lie seven hot springs. All these springs are within a rectangular enclosure of high walls. The springs are seperated from one another by dwarf walls.

Dutch Fort and Naval Museum
The ruins of Fort Frederick or the Dutch Fort can be seen on the way leading to Koneswaram. The fort was actually built by the Portuguese. The Dutch took over it in 1639. Till Sri Lanka acquired independence in 1948, the Dutch Fort changed hands between four European power: Portuguese, Dutch, French and British. Late the fort was made a naval base.

A naval museum named Hoods Naval Museum is also located in the navy base.

Harbour of Trincomalee is the third largest natural harbour in world. Naval strategic importance of Trincomalee had a great role in shaping its history. Many powers tried to capture this important fort, and in the process, fought several sea battles. Currently Sri Lankan is trying to develop Trincomalee as a commercial harbour.

Buddhist Shrine
Tiriyayi, located 35km off Trincomalee, is a place of Buddhist interest. Ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery have been discovered here. A Sanskrit inscription on a rock names the shrine Giri Kandi Caitiya.

Trincomalee TourSwami Rock
Legend holds that Swami Rock, a rocky outcrop, was once a colossal Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Koneswara. A new temple is now built near the location. Friday evening pujas here are very colorful. Point of Lover's Leap is located within the Swami Rock.

Nilaweli and Uppuveli, considered among the best beaches in Sri Lanka, are very good for activities like snorekelling and sunbathing. Both the beaches are located 16 km and 6km off the town respectively. are among the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Knee deep shallow seas goes out hundreds of feet inside the sea.

Right Time to Visit

April - October


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