Sri Lanka’s East Coast

Iconic natural harbour, historical forts, legendary Hindu temples, pristine beaches, coral reefs, mangrove lagoons and surfers catching a wave, Sri Lanka’s untouched east coast will give a whole new experience where authenticity and tradition still thrives. This region of the east coast was ravaged by the civil war but developing into a prominent tourist destination. It covers all extraordinary Trincomalee tourist attractions, gorgeous Pasikuda and Kalkudah giving perfect Sri Lanka beach holidays, traditional Batticaloa and Sri Lanka’s surf paradise – Arugam Bay. This region is also famous for whale and dolphin watching, diving and snorkelling offshore Trincomalee, water sports and stunning birds at Kumana National Park.


  • Trincomalee, renowned for its deep water natural harbour – one of the finest in the world
  • Fort Frederick of Trincomalee, the largest Dutch Fort in the country houses the sacred Hindu temple Koneswaram Kovil
  • Nilaveli and Uppuveli beaches are a beautiful stretch of unspoilt white sandy beaches with shallow waters, safe for swimming
  • Pigeon Island, renowned for its beautiful corals and marine life, makes diving and snorkeling an exciting adventure
  • Trincomalee’s teal blue waters has dolphins and whales popping up during the months of May to October
  • Pasikuda and Kalkudah have gorgeous uncluttered beaches lined with luxury hotels and villas for the perfect beach holiday
  • Batticaloa, home to the legendary Mahatma Gandhi Park, built in honour of prominent Indian leader; Mahatma Gandhi
  • Beautiful Batticaloa lagoon, well known for singing fish, traditional fishing, shrimp farming and its thriving ecosystem attracts many birds
  • Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka’s most renowned surfing locations in the world, where surfing comes alive with many break points
  • Apart from surfing, Arugam Bay is home to many mangrove lagoons offering lagoon safaris for an experience of a difference

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