Rent a car in Trincomalee
Trincomalee is a popular port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. Rent a car in Trincomalee for an ideal sun-seeking holiday with a touch of thrill and cultural explorations as well. Perched on one of the world’s finest harbors, Trincomalee also has plenty of history to offer its visitors. The harbor in this port city is known for its massive size, and its accessibility to all types of sea crafts in all weather conditions.
From Colombo, Trincomalee is about a 5 and a half to six hour drive, via the Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Trincomalee Highway/Ambepussa – Trincomalee Highway/Kandy Road/A6. The distance is about 260 km and a private car rental is the most recommended way to get there.
When in Trincomalee
Rent a car in Trincomalee and conveniently get to must-visit places in the area.
Pigeon Island National Park is a popular spot in Trincomalee known particularly for snorkeling. A 20-minute boat ride will take you to the island where you can experience sea life in the shallow waters, along with colorful corals and sparkling fish.
About 16kms north of Trincomalee, Nilaveli is a quiet, isolated beach stretch ideal for watersports, relaxing and enjoying a good suntan. Often regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, your slef-drive rent a car makes this beach easily accessible.
Built by the Portuguese in the 1600s, Fort Frederick was a colonial fort which is now being used by the Sri Lankan military, yet open to the public for viewing.
Whale watching season in Trincomalee is the opposite to that of Mirissa; hence if you are traveling during the south-west monsoon, whale watching is best done in Trincomalee. In addition to whales, sightings of other marine life such as dolphins are also possible.
Koneswaram Temple and the Bay view
This is a uniquely beautiful ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu God – Shiva, and is a must-visit with your rent a car in Trincomalee. Also known as the Temple of 1000 pillars, the exquisite detail in its design adds to its attractiveness. Furthermore, there are jaw-dropping bay views from this temple and you just have to catch a sunset here!
Kanniya Hot Springs
The famous hot well in Sri Lanka’s history is known as the Kanniya hot water springs. Seven square shaped wells are exhibited here, each 3-4 feet deep, making the bottom clearly visible. The temperatures vary in each well and are considerably high.