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Uppuveli

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Best Time: December - March Read More

Ideal duration: 1 - 2 Days

Nearest Airport: China Bay Airport, Sri Lanka Check Flights

"All in one: embedded cultural figurines and sandy flip-flops!"

Uppuveli Tourism

Located in the suburbs of Sambalativu, Uppuveli captures the earthy beachside of Sri Lanka, and in this belt lies the Uppuveli beach, 6 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee. Uppuveli in Sri Lanka is iconic due to its golden sands that shimmer in the sunlight. The warm sun enthrones the blue skies and sets a dewy glow upon the seas and the heaps of debris. Such is the scenic beauty of the Uppuveli beaches!

The Koneshwaram temple or the Temple of the Thousand Pillars is a classical-medieval Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Legend has it that this temple was built in 400 BC and it has devotees swarming in from different parts of the world. Fort Fredrick stands contrasting to the synagogue on the peninsula. The fortress which is now used by the Sri Lankan military was erected by the Portuguese and developed by the Dutch. On the same grounds, stands the Wellesley house, a real example of yesteryear architecture that once hosted the Duke of Wellington. 

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Deep Sea Fishing in Uppuveli

Another fun activity for tourists is deep sea fishing. Seeking the guidance of the local fisherman, head out on a boat armed with a lifejacket and equipped with fishing rows and nets. At the end of this experience, the fish you catch goes right into your belly. This 4-hour adventure gives you a chance to catch mackerel, marlin and grouper with an average cost of INR 2,600 per person.

Kayaking in Uppuveli

Curated by private restaurant or resort owners, Kayaking offers an experience of a fisherman and what it takes to be on a boat. It includes water skiing, jet skiing, and sea kayaking at your interest. Each of these thrilling sports averages at INR 1000 onwards.

Whale Watching in Uppuveli

The golden shores of Uppuveli are known for whale watching. Uppuveli waters are rich in nutrients and Planktons for the whales to live and feed. So, whales that are becoming extinct sooner than ever are found swimming in these illumined waters.

Shopping in Uppuveli

The ever-famous Ceylon tea, cardamom and other spices, their wooden handicrafts, woven sarees and souvenirs are available in the shops at Uppuveli. Locals of the Sambalativu village have stalls set up on the beach lanes that sell Sri Lankan goodies directly from their homes.

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