Trincomalee is one of the finest places on earth and Sri Lanka’s one true hidden gem. This natural harbour is exuberant for it offers a stupendous scaffolding for fun, rejuvenation and tranquillity. Here’s also invested a plethora of activities like- dolphin/whale watching, beach fun, visiting historical monuments etc. Thus, from being the coolest place on earth, literally, to be a favourite tourist destination, Trincomalee is truly worthy of your bucket list.
Amazing Things To Do In Trincomalee
Here are some mind-boggling experiences in Trincomalee that you ought to be a part of!
1. Look Out For Whales And Dolphins
These majestic creatures deserve one close look, at least. After all, what’s more, exciting than watching whales and dolphins jump out of the water? You can always head out on a boat 35Km into the ocean to spot these majestic creatures swooping in and out of water. The blue whales are probable to be spotted in March-April, whereas, the sperm whales head out in August-September. Those visiting between May-August can spot hundreds of dolphins sailing in and out of water.
2. Stroll At The Beautiful Beaches
Trincomalee is a haven for rejuvenation and the beaches are proof of that. With clear skies above and crystal clear waters below, along with white sands, this place makes for just the perfect combination, indeed. You can always swim in the calm tortoise waters and even opt for snorkelling. You can even indulge in eating at the nearby beach resort run by the air force or simply eat your own food, similar to a picnic. Nights are no less beautiful!
3. Learn Diving At The AquaCreed Scuba Dive Center
To all the diving enthusiasts out there, here’s your one true chance in Trincomalee- head to Nilaveli for a certificate course at the highly-rated Aqua Creed Scuba Dive Center. The PADI certified centre facilitates professional and benign instructors who make the task super easy. The Open water diver course is a great start for beginners, boosting their confidence all the while.
4. Experience The Healing Powers Of The Kanniya Hot Water Spring
The popular attraction at Trincomalee suffices all such myths associated with the spiritual and healing properties and powers of hot water springs. The locals often visit the hot water springs for their medicinal properties. The 7 wells with different temperatures are known to have religious significance as they’re believed to be created by Ravana’s sword. The geothermal wells also have changing room facilities for men and women and food stalls nearby.
5. Visit Isha Water Park
Isha water park in Trincomalee is one true respite for your kids and to indeed have a splashing family time. There are racing slides, a partially enclosed slide and a fully enclosed one, everything that rather makes it a fabulous water park. The splash pool has two water fountains and a huge water bucket. Not to mention that Isha water park is close to the beach, making it a perfect place for family outings, therefore.
6. Visit The Sacred Girihadu Seya
This sacred Buddhist temple is located on a hill, around 45Kms north of Trincomalee. Moreover, this sacred Buddhist temple is believed to be the first Stupa in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, the stupa holds great significance due to its religious and historical importance. However, be prepared to climb up a few hundred steps to reach this place of serenity. Wear good sports shoes, and carry along a water bottle or hat for that matter.
7. Visit Pigeon Island For Snorkeling
What can’t be missed in Trincomalee is- a trip to the beautiful Pigeon Island. The island gives you a stupendous opportunity to swim alongside octopuses or even sharks! This island is otherwise secluded and truly offers abundant marine life to explore, along with a school of fishes and coral reefs too. Even a tranquil beach is a perfect option for a laid back vacation day.
Since now you already know what to do in Trincomalee, you ought to know how to visit. Choosing to visit the same via cruise, precisely with Cordelia Cruises, is a privileged choice. Not only are you choosing to thoroughly enjoy yourself, but also treating yourself aptly. Why waste time when we are here, Jalesh cruises are here are so is this beautiful island?! Check out our Chennai to Colombo cruise packages today.