Uppuveli & Nilaveli attractions

Top Choice Beach in Nilaveli

Nilaveli Beach

For years Nilaveli has been considered one of Sri Lanka’s best beaches. It certainly has that feeling of paradise-island remoteness, with plenty of bending palms swaying over the golden sand. It's about 4km long, wi…
Top Choice Beach in Uppuveli

Uppuveli Beach

Just an all-around great beach. The sand is honey-beige and the swimming generally good. There's always a pleasant vibe here as mellow locals wander about and travellers make new friends. Beach dogs try for a few la…
Cemetery in Uppuveli

Commonwealth War Cemetery

For a break from the beach, stroll up to this beautifully kept cemetery. This is the last resting place for 364 Commonwealth servicemen who died at Trinco during WWII, most of them during a 1942 Japanese raid that s…
Hindu Site in Uppuveli

Salli Muthumariamunam Kovil

This beachfront temple is 4km by road from Uppuveli, but only a short wade (or hop by boat if the tide is high) from the north end of Uppuveli beach. It’s across Fishermen’s Creek, masked from view by green-topped r…
Mosque in Nilaveli

Islamic Temple

A small and simple place.