Unexplored North – East Tour in Sri Lanka

North East – the must-know facts!

The North East of Sri Lanka is a world distinct from the rest of the island. The community has kept its distinct character while being closer to India than Colombo. Because Tamil migrants from southern India frequently invaded and colonised the Northeast, the culture of the region owes as much to Hindu India as it does to Buddhist Sri Lanka.

Due to Sri Lanka’s terrible civil conflict, the region remained inaccessible to tourists for many years. However, tourism has begun to prosper again after its downfall in 2009. The country’s northeast is not your typical first-time visit, offering a significantly different experience from the rest of Sri Lanka. Instead, it provides tourists with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover a place that has emerged from nearly three decades of isolation.

The Itinerary

This fourteen-day recommended Unexplored NorthEast Tour in Sri Lanka itinerary is your
definitive guide to Sri Lanka’s northeast, taking through Jaffna, Trincomalee, Kalkudah,
Arugambay, and many more excellent sites within.

The Highlights of Unexplored North East Tour in Sri Lanka

Jaffna –

Jaffna, once a dominant area of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE (also known as the Tamil Tigers), experienced the brunt of the battle, and while the conflict has ended, the stories of the locals continue and are never forgotten. A completely different take to what you would otherwise explore in Colombo, Kandy, South or even the Cultural Triangle. More similar to India, Jaffna is sure to give a memory that will stay with you forever. With the landscapes, the faces, the culture, the food and even the breath of air, Jaffna is unique and has many places of importance that need to be discovered.

Trincomalee –

Secluded but the season brings in the best hues of blue to the long beaches and the sea.
Trincomalee is a highlight for whale watching, diving and snorkelling activities. Pigeon Island has the best coral that would take your breath away. From Sperm whales to blue whales to even Orcas – if you are in the right place at the right time, Trincomalee will never cease to amaze you.

Kalkudah –

You’ll be rewarded with some of Sri Lanka’s best and longest beaches. Kalkudah is ideal for
long, leisurely days on the beach or relaxing by the pool, enjoying your own space and
unwinding to the tranquillity of nature around you.

Unexplored North East Tour in Sri Lanka by Blue Lanka Tours will give you all the chills, the harmony, the amazement, and the grandeur you’ve been seeking. The tour instils the best of best activities and excursions. Rest assured, of which, you can tailor it to your requirements, and we are ready to give you the best of North and East of Sri Lanka.

At a glance

Trip length

14 Days


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When to go

May to October


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Walking through the colourful Jaffna Markets and stopping by to have a Jaffna tea

Island hopping in Jaffna

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Not to miss in this tour

Blessings At Nallur Kovil

Sunset From Jaffna Fort

ElephantArugambay Pop Up Markets

Local Cookery Class In The East

Day 1 BIA to Colombo

• Airport Pickup and Transfer to Colombo
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight stay in Colombo

Day 2 Colombo to Jaffna

• Transfer to Fort Railway Station
• Take a Scenic Train Ride to Jaffna from Colombo
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight Stay in Jaffna

Nallur Kovil Jaffna
Day 3 Jaffna

• Morning Pay a Visit to Nallur Kovil
• Explore Jaffna Museum
• Taste Ice- Cream at Famous Rio Ice Cream Bar
• Visit Jaffna Public Library
• Visit Jaffna Fort
• Overnight Stay in Jaffna

jaffna fort
Day 4 Jaffna

• Transfer to Explore Delft Island and Enjoy Island Hopping
• Discover Ancient Baobab Tree | Dilapidated Colonial Fort
• Relax at The Hotel
• Overnight Stay in Jaffna

Jaffna Fish Market
Day 5 Jaffna to Trincomalee

• Morning Enjoy a Market Tour in Jaffna City
• Transfer to Trincomalee
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight Stay in Trincomalee

Pigeon Island National Park in Trincomalee
Day 6 Trincomalee

• Morning Transfer to Pigeon Island
• Enjoy Snorkeling at Pigeon Island
• Relax at The Hotel
• Overnight Stay in Trincomalee

Trincomalee Beach Sri Lanka
Day 7 Trincomalee

• Relax By The Beach
• Evening Visit to Girihandu Seya
• Overnight Stay in Trincomalee

Koneswaram Temple in Sri Lanka
Day 8 Trincomalee to Kalkudah

• Morning Visit to Koneswaram Temple
• Later Take a Stroll in Fort Fedrick
• Transfer to Kalkudah
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight Stay in Kalkudah

Day 9 Kalkudah

• Relax By The Stunning Beach
• Enjoy Hotel Facilities
• Relish a Sea Food BBQ Dinner By The Beach
• Overnight Stay in Kalkudah

Day 10 Arugam Bay

• Morning Exploration of Batticaloa with a Local Family
• Visit a Market | Cooking Class | Lunch with a Local Family
• Transfer to Arugam Bay
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight Stay in Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay Beach in Sri Lanka
Day 11 Arugam Bay

• Relax By The Beach
• Enjoy The Hotel Facilities
• Evening Explore the Countryside of Arugam Bay
• Overnight Stay in Arugam Bay

Udawalawa National Park
Day 12 Arugam Bay to Udawalawe

• Transfer to Udawalawe
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Late Afternoon Visit to Elephant Transit Home
• Overnight Stay in Udawalawe

Udawalawe National Park
Day 13 Udawalawe to Colombo

• Morning Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park
• Transfer to Colombo
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight Stay in Colombo

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 14 Colombo to BIA

• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. How is the weather up North and East coast?

– North and East more often than not could get very hot. Always wear sunscreen and protective gear to avoid sunburns.

Q. Can you swim in Trinco and Kalkudah Beach ?

– Yes, you definitely can.

Q. Is July weather good to travel to Sri Lanka?

– Yes it is. But it is best if you stick to the North and East parts of Sri Lanka. As they are the best during this period.

Q. How is the food in North & East?

– Food in the North and East is very similar to Indian cuisine. Many Tamil/Muslim minorities live in these areas and therefore, the food is naturally distinct to their culture. It could be spicy but it is a must-try. Don’t worry, you are sure to find Western food in your hotels ( in case that is what you prefer).

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Insightful Tips

  • Always wear sunscreen and protective gear to avoid sunburns.
  • You will be visiting Kovils and religious places. Be mindful about your attire. Always keep your shoulders and knees covered when you visit temples/kovils.
  • Bring your swimsuits, bikinis and flip-flops. You will be spending a lot of time on the beaches.
  • Don’t forget to taste the local delicacies up North and East. It is a different culture altogether.

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