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Trincomalee’s superb deep-water port has made it the target for all manner of attacks over the centuries: by the British takeover in 1795, the city had changed colonial hands seven times. It's easy to spend a day or more exploring the ins and outs of the myriad waterfronts and the fort and its famous temple.


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TrincomaleeFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchTrincomaleeதிருகோணமலைත්‍රිකුණාමලයCityCity of TrincomaleeView of Trincomalee BayTrincomaleeCoordinates: 8°34′0″N 81°14′0″ECountrySri LankaProvinceEasternDistrictTrincomaleeDS DivisionTown & GravetsGovernment • TypeUrban CouncilArea • Total7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)Elevation8 m (26 ft)Population (2012) • Total99,135 • Density13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)Demonym(s)TrincomaliansTime zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone) • Summer (DST)UTC+6Websitehttp://www.sathi-us.net/sindu/designs/trincomalee/ Trincomalee (English: /ˌtrɪŋkoʊməˈliː/; Tamil: திருகோணமலை Tirukōṇamalai; Sinhalese: ත්‍රිකුණාමළය Trikuṇāmalaya) also known as Gokanna/Gokarna,[1] is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour, 237 kilometres (147 mi) north-east of Colombo, 182 kilometres (113 mi) south-east of Jaffna and 111 kilometres (69 mi) miles north of Batticaloa, Trincomalee has been one of the main centres of Sri Lankan Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia. With a population of 99,135,[2] the city is built on a peninsula of the same name, which divides its inner and outer harbours. People from Trincomalee are known as Trincomalians and the local authority is Trincomalee Urban Council. Trincomalee city is home to the famous Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai and is home to other historical monuments such as the Bhadrakali Amman Temple, Trincomalee, the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall and, opened in 1897, the Trincomalee Hindu College. Trincomalee is also the site of the Trincomalee railway station and an ancient ferry service to Jaffna and the south side of the harbour at Muttur.The recorded history of Trincomalee spans more than two and a half thousand years, beginning with civilian settlement associated with the Koneswaram temple in the pre-modern era. One of the oldest cities in Asia, it has served as a major maritime seaport in the international trading history of the island with South East Asia. In the ancient world, it was successively the capital of eastern kingdoms of the Vanni country, developing under the Anuradhap

$129.42 Cultural & Theme Tours

DAY MINNERIYA & DAMBULLA

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceWe will pick up the guests from their hotels in any areas of the following: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw, and proceed to Minneriya. On the way, we will first be visiting the Dambulla Cave Temple. Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves date back to the 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Minneriya National Park, Minneriya, North Central ProvinceAfter visiting the Dambulla Cave Temple, we will proceed for a safari at the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 million in the six months ending in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo.After the safari, you will be dropped off at the picked up hotel or any location nearby the pickup area if the guests want, confirming the end of this tour.Duration: 6 hours

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DAY MINNERIYA & SIGIRIYA

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: SigiriyaWe will pick up the guests from any hotel or location in the following areas: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw, and proceed to Minneriya.On the way, we will be visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The remains of Sigiriya constructed by King Kasapa I (477-495 AD) whom the Mahavansa introduces as a patricide lies five miles off Inamaluwa on the Dambulla-Habarana Road. On the west of the rock are ponds, the remains of summer palaces and other structures, and the first part of the ancient road, which led to the summit Ramparts. In the past, the entire western face of the rock had been covered with plaster and painted upon, but only those paintings in two sheltered pockets now survive. The last lap of the ancient path to the summit had been through the mouth of a lion, but at present only parts of the lion’s legs and some of the limestone steps from inside the lion’s mouth survives. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Minneriya National Park, Minneriya, North Central ProvinceAfter visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress you will go on a Jeep safari in the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 million in the six months ending in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo.After the Jeep safari, the guests will be dropped off at the hotel they were picked up or any location nearby in the areas of: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw, confirming the end of the tour.Duration: 5 hours

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DAY TRINCOMALEE

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceThe guests will be picked up from any hotel or location in the following areas: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawilla / Chilaw and proceed to Trincomalee. Once you reach Trincomalee, you will go on a tour of the city. Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. Set on a peninsula, Fort Frederick was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Within its grounds, the grand Koneswaram Temple stands on Swami Rock cliff, a popular vantage point for blue-whale watching. The holy complex contains ornate shrines and a massive statue of Shiva. Nearby Gokanna Temple has panoramic views over the city and the coastline.After the city tour of Trincomalee is completed, the guests will be dropped off at the picked up hotel or any location nearby, confirming the end of the tour.Duration: 7 hours

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DAY MINNERIYA

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Minneriya National Park, Minneriya, North Central ProvinceWe will pick up the guests from any hotel or location in the following areas: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw, and proceed to Minneriya. Once you reach Minneriya, you will go on a jeep safari on the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 millions in the six months ending in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo.Once the safari is done, the guests will be dropped off at the hotel they were picked up or any area nearby, confirming the end oft he tour.Duration: 7 hours

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Awesome 14-Day-round-the-Island-Tour

1st day - Pick up from airport or 8.30 from hotel, drive from Colombo/Negombo to Habarana, visit Dambulla cave temple, overnight stay in Habarana2nd day – Visit Sigiriya rock (UNESCO-protected site), after breakfast climb Sigiriya lion rock, in the evening climb and see sun set from Pidurangala rock, overnight stay in Habarana3rd day – Drive from Habarana to Polonnaruwa, sightseeing of the ancient city, in the evening visit Minneriya national park and enjoy wild-elephant- safari, overnight stay in Habarana4th day – Drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura, visit the sacred cities of Anuradhapura and Mihintale, overnight stay in Anuradhapura5th day – Drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee, overnight stay in Uppuveli beach front hotel for relaxing and enjoying beach side6th day – Early morning boat tour to Pidgeon Island and diving there, overnight stay in Uppuveli beach front hotel 7th day – Visit Trincomalee with Koneswaram temple, Fort Fredrick, Novel museum, Kanniya hot springs, overnight stay in Uppuveli beach front hotel8th day – Drive from Trincomalee to Kandy, route via Nalanda Gedige temple, visit spice garden in Matale, Aluvihare  rock temple and Matale Hindu temple, overnight stay in Kandy9th day – Visit Kandy, Tooth Relic temple and Royal Botanical garden in Peradeniya, evening walk around Kandy lake, overnight stay in Kandy10th day – Going from Kandy to Ella by train (6-hour-tour), enjoying view of hills and tea plantations, overnight stay in Ella11th day – Visit 9-Arch-Bridge and Ella Water falls, small hiking tour, overnight stay in Ella12th day – Drive from Ella to Yala, early morning leaving from Ella, visit Yala national park, overnight stay in Yala13th day – Drive from Yala to Galle, stop at most southern point Dowundara  with lighthouse, visit Galle Fort (UNESCO-protected site) and Dutch quarter, overnight stay at Unawatuna beach front hotel for relaxing and enjoying beach side 14th day – Drive from Galle/Unawatuna to Colombo airport, if schedule allows (depending on flight departure time) visit gem producer in Galle or Turtle hatchery in Kosgoda