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Experience from the hindu world

For us- Europeans - it was the first experience with hindu temple. Very colourful, you experience a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
janajaka
via mobile
Shiva Idol Consecrated by Rama

A must see place. For historic and religious reason. Temple is located atop a hill overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kailas S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For us- Europeans - it was the first experience with hindu temple. Very colourful, you experience a different culture by many sences - aroma sticks, colours, barefoot. If you pay 100 rupees, you get blessing from the monk.very nice, I recommend it.

Thank janajaka
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see place. For historic and religious reason. Temple is located atop a hill overlooking the sea. History of over 7000 years behind it. Downsides are - the temple staff are very rude. Closed the temple 20 minutes early the previous day and we...More

Thank Kailas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the most famous temple on this part of the Island, in Trinco. It has a very nice exterior and is very colourful. It boasts some great views over the ocean, where you can supposedly spot whales from here. Nice place.

Thank Bryan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a tuk-tuk to this temple, well worth a visit. There are market stalls trying to sell you stuff as you walk up to the temple. The temple is is good condition and is set on a cliff with lovely views of the sea. We...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple has a great history since king Ravana and have amazing view on a top of a mountain to see the indian ocean.

Thank 565krishanm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colours and odeurs are amazing. Often an active hindu service is going on. When visiting with young children try to get a ride till the parking at the last walk up to the temple. It is a 10min walk up to the temple and there...More

Thank Daan77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located top on a mountain in dutch fort. Nice view of indian ocean amaizing specially in evening. There is a long history with the temple

Thank wayn A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is one of the two Shiva temple in the Island which got revered by Devaram poets from Tamil Nadu. Other temple is Ketheeswaram temple.

Thank murugesan k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One the must see places. You can go inside and worship and participate in religious activities .You can buy sweets ,woodcarvings ,sea shells from the outside stalls .There is a much bigger car park .

Thank NishD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very old and holy temple. Don't try to take photos inside temple. Somebody tried to do it and officials were very angry. Outside temple its ok to take photos!!

Thank Kimmo H
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Pamela1212
28 February 2018|
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Response from Dileep M | Reviewed this property |
Not many but there are some steps, yes you can use a tuk tuk to drop near the temple and five minutes walk then few steps
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Rajendra Das T
27 December 2017|
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Response from Harindu G | Reviewed this property |
As this is located in Sri Lanka, you need a valid passport to enter into the country. Indians can obtain Visa on arrival. You have to travel to Trincomalee. You do not need to carry your passport for entering this place, but... More
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ashlokan
2 November 2017|
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thank you very much for the detailed answer.
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