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East Coast 2024 & 2025 INDIAN OCEAN | SRI LANKA 

Where History Meets Paradise 

The East Coast is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, boasting pristine beaches, lush countryside, and a rich cultural heritage. From the vibrant city of Trincomalee, with its bustling markets and ancient temples, to the serene shores of Arugam Bay, a paradise for surfers and beach lovers, this region offers something for every discerning traveler. 
 
As you explore the East Coast, you will be greeted by warm smiles and hospitality that is quintessentially Sri Lankan. The cuisine of the region is a delightful fusion of flavours, influenced by its proximity to South India. Indulge in spicy curries, fragrant rice dishes, and succulent seafood, accompanied by refreshing king coconut water or a cup of aromatic Ceylon tea. 
 
At Tailored Journeys, we understand the importance of creating personalized experiences that cater to your unique preferences and interests. Whether you are seeking a luxury beach retreat, a cultural immersion, or a thrilling adventure, our expert team will work with you to design a bespoke itinerary that exceeds your expectations. 
 
Let us be your guide to this captivating destination, where the beauty of the landscapes is only matched by the warmth of its people. Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable Sri Lankan experience. 
Manoj can help you plan your tailor-made holiday to the East Coast of Sri Lanka 
 
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Things to do and see in the East Coast 

Trincomalee 

Trincomalee offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture.  
 
Explore the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fort Frederick, where ancient battlements overlook the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Walk around the sacred grounds of Koneswaram Temple, an iconic Hindu pilgrimage site perched atop Swami Rock, offering panoramic views of the coastline. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Pigeon Island National Park, home to colourful coral reefs and diverse marine life, perfect for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.  
 
With its pristine beaches, cultural landmarks, and adventurous activities, Trincomalee promises an unforgettable journey of exploration and discovery in Sri Lanka. 
 

Arugam Bay 

Arugam Bay beckons you with its laid-back vibe, golden beaches, and world-class surf breaks. Catch epic waves at Main Point or Whiskey Point, where surfers of all levels can ride the waves amidst breath-taking scenery.  
 
Explore the enchanting lagoons and mangrove forests of Pottuvil, home to diverse bird species and serene landscapes. Embark on a thrilling safari in nearby Kumana National Park, where you can spot elephants, leopards, and an array of birdlife in their natural habitat. After a day of adventure, unwind with a beachside yoga session or indulge in fresh seafood delights at one of Arugam Bay's beachfront restaurants.  
 
Whether seeking adrenaline-pumping surf sessions or tranquil moments in nature, Arugam Bay offers an unforgettable coastal experience in Sri Lanka's paradise. 

Gal Oya National Park 

Gal Oya National Park invites you to explore its untamed wilderness and breath-taking landscapes. Embark on a unique boat safari across the vast Senanayake Samudraya reservoir, the largest inland body of water in the country, where you can spot elephants swimming between islands and an array of birdlife along the shores.  
 
Trek through dense forests and open grasslands in search of elusive wildlife, including leopards, sloth bears, and endemic species such as the red-faced malkoha. For a cultural immersion, visit the indigenous Vedda community and learn about their traditional way of life, surrounded by the pristine beauty of the park.  
 
With its diverse ecosystems and thrilling wildlife encounters, Gal Oya National Park promises an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Sri Lanka's wilderness. 

Pasikuda 

Pasikudah is a stunning beach town known for its pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Whether you're seeking a relaxing sun-soaked retreat or thrilling water sports adventures, this idyllic coastal paradise offers something for everyone.  
 
Dive into the crystal-clear waters for a snorkeling or diving excursion to explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, or simply unwind on the soft sands and soak up the serenity of this tropical haven.  
 
With its laid-back atmosphere, stunning scenery, and warm hospitality, Pasikudah invites visitors to experience the true essence of paradise on Sri Lanka's eastern coast. 
 

Best time to visit Sri Lanka 

The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on the specific regions and activities you plan to engage in. Generally, the country experiences two primary monsoon seasons: 
 
1. Northeast Monsoon (December to March): This period is considered the peak tourist season, particularly for the west and south coasts as well as the hill country. The weather is generally dry and sunny, making it ideal for beach activities, cultural sightseeing, and hiking in the hill country. 
 
2. Southwest Monsoon (May to September): During this time, the southwest region experiences its monsoon season, bringing heavy rains and rough seas. However, the northeast regions, such as Trincomalee and Arugam Bay, enjoy dry and sunny weather, making it a popular time for surfing and exploring the east coast. 
 
Ultimately, the best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on your preferences and travel plans. If you're looking for beach holidays and cultural exploration, the dry season from December to March is ideal. For surfing and exploring the east coast, consider visiting from May to September when the weather is dry on the east coast and the west coast experiences its monsoon season. 

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