Trincomalee sees itself as a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. This coastal city is famed for its beaches and fishing. The beautiful city is adorned with the glory of nature. Surrounding this city are the hillocks, rock formations and a plethora of wildlife. The city also sees numerous religious places and historical sites to be visited. The 17th century Portuguese Fort Frederick makes a good place to be visited and know the history of the place. The fort is not a military base, thus it embarks the feeling of patriotism among the tourists too.
Swami Rock cliff nearby holds Koneswaram Temple. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is visited by the shiva devotees and other peoples as well. One can also visit the nearby Gokarna Temple. These places are not only the religious site but their location also makes them popular sightseeing points. Sri Pathrakali Amman Kovil is another yet revered sacred Hindu place. The beautiful carvings on the temple make it popular among the tourists visiting this place. As this is a port city, one may come across numerous vendors and markets selling fresh fish. Also, one should not forget tasting the mouth relishing fish dishes here.