Day 03 CITY TRANSFER ANURADHAPURA TO TRINCO– CITY TOUR AT TRINCO MALEE MALEE
Trincomalee (Trinco) sits on one the world’s finest natural harbors. This historic city is old almost beyond reckoning: Trincomalee’s superb deep-water port has made it the target for all manner of attacks over the centuries: by the British takeover in 1795, the city had changed colonial hands seven times. It’s easy to spend a day or more exploring the ins and outs of the myriad waterfronts and the fort and its famous temple.
- Breakfast at the hotel
- First you will visit once you get there will be the beautiful islet off Trincomalee coast, Pigeon Island.
This has been the nesting grounds for the local rock pigeons for centuries. Its verdant slopes boast a number of other fauna and flora, in addition to the pigeons.
- After will be travelling to the hot wells of Kinniya.
- Then you will be visiting Thirukoneswaram Temple.
While proven historical evidence shows that it’s at least 3000 years old; legends speak of it having an age of over 5,000 years. You will be able to view the fascinating architecture; which is more recent due to the temple having been rebuilt after its destruction during the Portuguese era.
- After the lunch (at your own cost) we will visit Fort Frederick,
Which was constructed by the Portuguese using the stones from the original Koneswaram Temple that they destroyed. To this day there are parts of the fort that bear markings from the original temple walls.
- Your final destination will be Marble Beach
This stretch of coast is known for its smooth white sands and clear waters. You will be able to sunbathe or play in the sea.
- Back to hotel in Trincomalee
|HOTEL BOOKED ||NILAVELI BEACH HOTEL||HOTEL CATEGORY ||3 STAR|
|MEALS ||BREAK FAST||ROOM TYPE ||STANDARD|
|ESCORTED/NON ESCORTED ||ESCORTED||PRIVATE /SIC||PRIVATE|
|TOUR TYPE||HERITAGE/CITY TRANSFER|
|ENTRANCE FEE||NOT INLUDED||DURATION OF THE TOUR||8 HOURS|