Trincomalee is a city in northeastern Sri Lanka.

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The city went through a lot of fighting during the civil war, but is being developed as a tourist destination.

Map of Trincomalee

  • Cinnamon Air, a domestic airline in Sri Lanka, operates flights from Colombo to Trincomalee. Along the way, it makes a stop at Sigiriya. The total duration of the flight is 1 hour and 15 minutes. One-way fare per person is US$227 (without tax).
  • The bus station is across the street from the clock tower and the market. Buses to Kandy leave at 4AM, around 9:15AM, 10:15AM, 1:45PM and 2:45PM. The bus at 9:15AM is supposed to be a/c and needs to be prebooked, all other buses are standed non-a/c government buses.
  • The train station is about 1 km north of town.

Trincomalee is a very compact town, so walking is a suitable way to see the town. For longer trips, rickshaws are available at nearly every corner.

  • Pigeon Island
  • Fort Frederick. Fort Fredrick is an old Dutch fort located on a peninsula North East of the town center. It still has a strong military presence from the war, but still a great place to explore. There is a nice Hindu temple atop the cliff at the end of the peninsula with spectacular views. (updated Mar 2017)

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