Trincomalee, Sri Lanka (Trinco) is considered as one the world’s finest natural harbors with deep waters in the world. Trincomalee is also home to Nilaveli and Uppaveli beaches, famous for their breathtakingly beautiful, uninterrupted views and crystalline water that offer sports such as scuba-diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing and whale-watching.
Trincomalee also known as Siri Gonamala, Gokanna or Gokarna is an ancient sea-port town as mentioned in the historical chronicles of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee has been functioning as a major trading point from ancient times as early as 505 B. C. The natural position, distance from India and the deep water harbor attracted numerous other nations, and attempts to capture the Trincomalee harbor which made Sri Lanka a frequent target of attack.
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.