We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Impressive Temple with Pretty Views

This is an impressive temple worth visiting. The inside was beautiful and there were several areas... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York

We walked up to Koneswaram Temple from Trinco town. The walk was about 2 km through the fort, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
Read all 796 reviews
All photos (994)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“the cliff”(28 reviews)
“lovers leap”(15 reviews)
“indian ocean”(25 reviews)
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
+94 70 333 3234
Reviews (796)
Filter reviews
559 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthe clifflovers leapindian oceanreligious placeview of the oceansri lankahindu culturecover your shoulderslarge statueyour feetbeautiful locationtop of the rockstalls sellingdutch fortnice viewworth a visitremove your shoes
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 559 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an impressive temple worth visiting. The inside was beautiful and there were several areas around it to explore as well. Stunning views of the ocean from the path around the rocks. There are many people selling shells, children's plastic toys and sweets along...More

Thank MsTommasino
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited in September 2018 because this place is famous in Trincomalee. There's nothing much attractive except the nice view of the Indian ocean from the top of the cliff/rock on which the temple is situated. Priests/Poosaris were not much friendly - may be they knew...More

Thank Travel814832
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to Koneswaram Temple from Trinco town. The walk was about 2 km through the fort, and is a beautiful walk. The temple itself is gorgeous, parts are under construction but the parts that are open are so worth it! There is also...More

Thank bytttt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up from Trinco and enjoyed walking through the army base and seeing all the deer. Small entry fee and remember to cover up. Temple was very colourful with lots of ancient relics. Is currently under construction so some bits were covered up. View...More

Thank tamsypie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view around the temple is magnificent. Devotees flock to the temple and performing religious service to the tradition while exploring the legendary story behind the temple. Sacred and calmness shown around the temple by leisurely roaming Spotted Deers. All the ingredients are there for...More

Thank WasanthaSamarasekera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location is accessed through the fort. You walk for about 1km from the car park to the temple gate. Along the way you see some interesting sites, there are plenty of vendors selling goods, but our highlight was stopping and enjoying freshly squeezed passionfruit...More

Thank emtnems
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit to koneswaram Temple (Kovil), Peaceful & Spiritual atmosphere!!!! It's one of great heritage & belief full places to visit in Sri Lanka.

Thank Johnson-Lenin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the temple after a dolphin watching boat trip (highly recommended) - and although the temple is of historic significance in the local area, there isn't alot to it. We only really spent 20 minutes here - just to put it into perspective?

Thank Mark I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite temples I’m not Hindu but I alway feel drawn to this place. I’ve been 3 times now each time we visit Trincomalee. It’s beautiful, peaceful and full of history. I always wonder and marvel at how much energy, love,...More

1  Thank NikkiSun5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

barefoot and silent are required. there is special place at the entrance where you can keep your sandals or shoes with guard. the temple is classical-medieval Hindu dedicated to Lord Shiva, located atop Konesar Malai with wonderful view to the indian ocean, around 2km from...More

Thank Wilwa_Tikta
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Trincomalee
Blue Ocean Hotel
9 reviews
1.91 km away
Absaras City Hotel
5 reviews
2.45 km away
Golf Link Hotel-Trincomalee
7 reviews
2.53 km away
Resort Maya Beach
12 reviews
2.86 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 89 restaurants in Trincomalee
Gaga Restaurant
145 reviews
3.89 km away
Eastern Lanka Restaurant
55 reviews
4.35 km away
New Parrot Restaurant
54 reviews
1.58 km away
Crab Sea Food Restaurant
216 reviews
4.46 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 36 attractions in Trincomalee
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
52 reviews
1.48 km away
Fort Frederick
288 reviews
.00 km away
Sri Lanka Diving Tours - Trincomalee
190 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
15 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from perhfriis | Reviewed this property |
The jungle Beach resort....- fantastic place
28 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Ricencurrytrinco | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s possible and people would love to help u.thank u!
27 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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