Founded around one of the world’s finest deep-water harbours, bustling Trinco boasts a lovely coastal setting, fine colonial fort and an absorbing mixture of Hindu, Muslim and Christian traditions.
2 Arugam Bay
The east coast’s most appealing beach hangout, with quirky cabanas, mangrove-fringed lagoons and world-class surfing.
3 Lahugala National Park
Small but beautiful national park, home to the east’s largest elephant population and conveniently close to Arugam Bay.
Remote forest hermitage, with shrines and stupas scattered amidst beautiful, rock-strewn jungle.
This remote village is home to two superb large-scale Buddha statues, hidden away in an atmospheric forest setting.