Arisimale Beach, Trincomalee

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  • Located apprx 60km from trinco town. Welknown for the sand which like rice. Unfortunately we couldnt see that sand and no idea whether we visited in wrong period. However lovely beach you can see a bl...  more »
  • A unique place. In my first visit, the location was superb. But now people have spoiled the area with garbage. Still the physical formation of rocky beach is wonderful. Best at sun set. Sea bathing ma...  more »
  • In Trincomalee it is beach beach every where. But still I feel the beauty nature has bestowed on each is different and each surpasses the other.  more »
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  • A beautiful beach with incredibly clear water so that you can see the bottom of the shallow water clearly. Even this beach has rounded sands. Arisimale means Rice Sand in Tamil and that's because of the sand in this beach look like rice. They give a different feel when you touch compared to sands in other beaches.
  • Arisimale is a tamil word, which means sand-rice. It's true because sand of the shore looks like rice. This is a calm beautiful beach. There is a Buddhist monastery nearby. And please don't throw garbage and pollute that place if you are planning to visit there.
  • One of the Awesome beach in Sri Lanka.
  • Arisimale Beach lies off the beaten track about 50 kms North of Trincomalee in the town of Pulmude. In Tamil arisi means rice and malai means mountain. Thus this is the ‘Mountain of Rice’ in Tamil. The reason for name is in the sand. This beach is made of extremely large particles of sand, the size of a rice seed. Due to the distance from Trincomalee, this beach is bare and void of shops and hotels. Beach is clean and the water is crystal clear but due to extreme heat in this region, the ideal time to visit the beach may be morning or evening. This beach is deeply buried in the Sri Lankan history. Thapassu Balluka, the two merchants who received locks of hair from Buddha is said to have landed at Arisimale Beach where they traveled up to Tiriyaya to deposit it in a shrine.
  • walked through jungle nearly 300m from Asirimale Aranya senasanaya to reach this beach. The sand is not soft and smooth it's like rice.
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