September - Snorkeling, Diving and Whale Watching

travel sri lanka
travel sri lanka

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'. Trincomalee is also rapidly emerging as another internationally important whale-watching destination in Sri Lanka. Blue whales in particular (plus smaller numbers of sperm whales) can regularly be seen around six to eight nautical miles east of Trincomalee (about 30min by boat), and can even occasionally be spotted from the land. Snorkelling around the famous Pigeon island just off Nilaveli beach is widely recognized to be a ‘must-do' activity during a stay in Trinco.