Trincomalee (more commonly known as ‘Trinco’) is a prime eco tourism venue which is located on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka and offers some of the country’s most attractive beaches such as ‘Uppuveli’ and ‘Nilaveli’.
The Bay of Trincomalee’s harbour is renowned for its large size and security; unlike any other in the Indian Sea, it is accessible to all types of craft in all weathers. The beaches are used for surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. The city also has the largest Dutch fort in Sri Lanka. It is home to major Sri Lankan naval bases and a Sri Lankan Air Force base.
The town has one of the most interesting and complex colonial histories in the whole of Sri Lanka, with its ownership changing between the king of Kandy, the Dutch, the British and the French on a number of different occasions! During the recent war, the area’s beauty continued to attract many travellers and since the peace resolution in 2002, visitors have increased in their numbers even more.