Trincomalee, also known as Gokanna is another most attractive coastal area in Sri Lanka which is 237km away from Colombo. Trincomalee has a great ancient history that has been mentioned in many ancient resources such as Vayu Purana, Megasthenes writings, Cantino map, Ptolemy's map..etc.It has been a valuable seaport and Hindu pilgrimage center since 400 BCE. Trico natural harbor is one of the best places to control the trade and as a military base.
The Natural harbor in Trincomalee has attracted seafarers, traders, and pilgrims from Europe, Middle East, Africa, China, East Asia, and Australasia since ancient times. This harbor is one of the major reason, that Europeans paid attention to establish their power in Sri Lanka because Trico natural harbor is one of the best places to control the trade and as a hiding military base.
Nilaweli beach, Marble Beach, Kanniya Hot water springs, Pigeon Island...etc are the other most popular places among visitors.