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The Eastern province is one of the main tourist attractions in the island. In post-war Sri Lanka, this province has gained much popularity among travellers, due to its natural beauty. Trincomalee, Baticaloa and Ampara are the main cities in the Eastern province, where you will find the most magnificent beaches. With a large hindu population, you will find many beautiful, traditional kovils in this part of the country.

Passikudah beach
Passikudah beach is a well-known for beach holiday destination in Sri Lanka among foreigners as well as among local people. The delicate sandy shoreline and the shallow waters makes it an unquestionable requirement for guests from everywhere. Passikudah articulated as 'Paasik kudah' is known to have one of the world's longest shallow coastlines. Since the water momentum is generally frail you can stroll around 250 meters out into to the ocean. Utilize alert while swimming, be that as it may, since there are no lifeguards around people in general shoreline zone. The cove has outstanding amongst other known reef frameworks in eastern region of Sri Lanka and has been pronounced as a Marine Sanctuary by National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA).
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Hindu temples in East
The Mari Amma kovil is one place you can go to when you're in Pasikuda and hoping to complete a touch of touring. While Batticaloa was about thirty minutes away has greater Hindu sanctuaries, this one is still very enchanting, and right around six centuries old. It is nearly connected with Goddesses Parvathi, Durga and Kali. You'll see her guarding the highest point of the sanctuary entrance, flanked by a heap of different Gods people pray her usually to bring precipitation to region and curing sicknesses. The sanctuary has the two wall paintings and murtis of a large group of different Gods and Goddesses, similar to this one of Kali, and others like Pillayar (Ganesh), Murugan, Naga, Vairavar and Anjaneyar (Hanuman).
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Snorkling & Scuba diving & other watersports
Uga Bay in Passikudah is one of the absolute best areas to relish water sports in Sri Lanka. With such a far reaching stretch of unblemished shoreline, and the warm blue water calling from the quiet secured cove, you can exploit the shallows that go for many meters, and effectively dispatch jet skis, or experiment with kayaking or windsurfing. Likewise have coral reefs for snorkeling, further waters for boating and shipwrecks to discover while scuba diving.
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Cruise rides
You would now be able to go cruising on a yacht and snorkeling in Pasikuda (East Coast) The yacht is really astounding. It's extremely smooth cruising from that point, as you take off for around an hour towards the snorkeling point, Thannadi Bay. The waves and the sky while you're on a yacht - it's the great life, and certainly prescribe the experience in case you're in Pasikuda. You can either relax on the bow of the yacht for the best view, rests in the front for some tanning, or in the event that you need the shade there's the little lodge with tables and cushy seats. You get some drinks in lean glasses as you advance in, and a little box of snacks later after the snorkeling. Service on the yacht is phenomenal with Belgian captain declaring directions every step of the way and playing some awesome music, and Sri Lankan team who were amazingly well sociable and mindful.
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Pigeon Island
Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is located 1 km off the shoreline of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, including an aggregate territory of 471.429 hectares. The island's name originates from the rock pigeon which has populated it. The national park comprises best outstanding coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was assigned as a sanctuary in 1963. In 2003 it was remaked as a national park. This national park is the seventeenth in Sri Lanka. The island was utilized as a shooting range amid the pilgrim period.
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Koneswaram Kovil
Koneswaram Kovil is an established primitive Hindu temple committed to Lord Shiva in Trincomalee, Eastern Sri Lanka. The temple is located on Konesar Malai, a projection that watches the Indian Ocean, the adjacent eastern coast (the Trincomalee District), and additionally Trincomalee Harbor or Gokarna Bay. Konesvaram is sanctified as one the Pancha Ishwarams, of Sri Lanka for long time. Being a noteworthy place for Hindu journey, it was named "Rome of the Gentiles/Pagans of the Orient" in a few records. Konesvaram holds a noteworthy part in the religious and social history of Sri Lanka, as it was likely worked amid the rule of the early Cholas and the Five Dravidians of the Early Pandyan Kingdom. Pallava, Chola, Pandyan and Jaffna plans here indicates a persistent Tamil Saivite impact in the Vannimai district starting amid the established period. The stream Mahavali is accepted to be ascended at Sivanolipatha Malai, Mount of Shiva's gleaming feet, and meets the ocean close to Konesvaram Rock. This development is the root of the myth that it is equivalent to Ganges, in that it emblematically crowns the streaming of waterway from Shiva's make a head to his feet. Created from 205 B.C., the first kovil consolidated key highlights to shape its essential Dravidian sanctuary design, for example, its thousand pillared lobby - "Aayiram Kaal Mandapam" - and the Jagati extended by King Elara Manu Needhi Cholan. Viewed as the best working of its age for its architecture, expound sculptural bas-help ornamentation adorned a dark granite monument. In the medieval period, its numerous gold plated gopuram towers were extended. The Koneswaram Temple is one of three noteworthy Hindu places of worship on the projection with a goliath gopuram tower, however it stands particularly on the cape's most elevated greatness.
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Trincomalee Fish market
The unruly day by day fish market close to the bus station gives an incredible vision into the life of numerous who work in the city's flourishing angling industry. Street traders sell an assortment of fish, including fish, barracuda and squid, all trapped in the waters off the shore of city. The early mornings are busiest in the trincomalee fish market.
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Nilaveli beach
The drawing in waterfront groups of Uppuveli and Nilaveli offer fine extends of shorelines. Nilaveli beach which is more advanced, however the water is more settled and useful for swimming. Nilaveli has a longer beach (almost 4km/2.5mi), however the waters are rougher.
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Kinniya Hot Springs
The seven geothermal wells at Kanniya are a famous destination for holidays in Sri Lanka. The Kanniya Hot Springs is a site with hot wells situated in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. There are seven wells in a square shape. Wells are just 3 - 4 feet bottomless and you can plainly observe the base. The temperature is extensively high however change somewhat from one spring to another. Wells come up short on water, when 10-15 buckets of water are taken out. According to the nearby convictions, the historical backdrop of Kanniya heated water spring is gone back to the Ravana period and the primary composed references to a boiling water spring close to Gokarna inlet (Trincomalee) is said to be found in the epic Ramayana. In any case it is likewise trusted that this wells were a piece of a Buddhist religious community and Buddhist priests utilized this place as a piece of their complex.
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Fort Frederick
Similarly as with a large number in Sri Lanka (Galle Fort for instance), Fort Frederick was developed by the Portuguese, modified by the Dutch and after that laid hold of by the British. Today, the fortification is possessed by the Sri Lankan military, however visitors can witness a few of its defenses.
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Whales watching
Sri Lanka has risen as one of the world's significant whale watching destinations. While Mirissa on the south coast is the most well-known spot for whale watching. The elective choice of Trinco has fantastic journeys not yet noisily touted with the particular objective of "not transforming into Mirissa" we're told. Whales can be seen from perspectives at Koneswaram or by means of boat trips. The season keeps running from May to October.
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British War Cemetery
After Singapore fell to the Japanese in World War II, Trincomalee turned into the fundamental maritime and air base for the British and united powers in South Asia. The burial ground contains the graves of 364 warriors of the British Empire who were murdered amid World War II. Nationalities incorporates Sri Lanka, India, Canada, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Italy, East Africa, South Africa, Myanmar and Pakistan.
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St Mary Cathedral
St Mary's Cathedral is a Catholic church worked in 1852 and is by the far the most appealing of the city's houses of worship. Fronted by a sky-blue neo-florid exterior and a tiled, transcend raise it is definitely justified even despite a fast stop.
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Manayaweli Bay
Follow up your visit to the fish market with a tranquil walk around the delicate twist of shoreline at Manayaweli Bay. A large portion of the city's fishermen come shoreward here before heading for the market to offer their catch. At close-by Dhoby Tank, neighborhood ladies wash their clothing as a group.
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