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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  • We stopped at this place on our travel from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee. We found good crowds. The place was quite messy with many people pouring water over their heads with full clothes on! The place...  more »
  • I understand these 7 hot wells are important to the locals with their alleged healing properties. However, it really doesn’t do anything for the seasoned foreign tourist. The entry fee of LKR100 for t...  more »
  • A Tamil pilgrim place... It must be not really to take the ride with Scooter or tuk tuk
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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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