Kanniya Hot Springs, Trincomalee

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Experience everyday local tradition and take a bath in the holy waters of Kanniya Hot Springs. The earliest references to this site date back to the Ravana period, over 5,000 years ago. Today, locals who wish to benefit from the water's medicinal properties visit the wells. Step onto the tile floor and find seven man-made square-shaped wells, each no more than waist-deep. Grab a bucket, scoop out some water (sourced from natural springs below), and take a bath the local way. Notice that each of the wells varies slightly in temperature. Kanniya Hot Springs is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Trincomalee Edition.
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  • There are seven hot wells and all are not same. Temperature has variations. Cleaniness is some what less. Many local people come on weekends. They belive that by bathing from they will recive the good...  more »
  • This was disappointing as the thermal springs are not exceptional. The use by local people doesn’t help keeping the site reasonable although they are perfectly entitled to use it as they wish.  more »
  • I have no idea why this is even named as a tourist attraction its an embarrassment for Sri Lankan Tourism. There are so many naturally beautiful pleases around trinco to visit and this is for sure jua...  more »

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Close to the restaurants and cultural sites in the center of town, the district surrounding the main train station of Trincomalee provides a number of guesthouses and a few simple hotels. Look along the coast for a far greater amount of choice, with Trinco Beach to the south offering a nice mix of urban entertainment and beachside relaxation. To the north of Trincomalee, the beach towns of Uppuveli and Nilaveli boast particularly high concentrations of hotels and guesthouses, all close to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities.
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