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Visit Nilaveli

Visit Nilaveli

Nilaveli is one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka, located in the north-western part of the island, approximately 16 kilometers north of Trincomalee. The name Nilaveli has two interpretations: in Tamil, it translates to ‘moon-shine open land,’ while in Sinhala, it means ‘blue sand.’ This beach is renowned for its soft white sand and breathtaking bays. Nilaveli is also famous for recreational water sports, with scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, and snorkeling being the main activities. About two miles from the coast lies the well-known Pigeon Island, and further to the north is Red Rock Beach, an area with reddish rocks. Nilaveli boasts a wide variety of plants, reef fish, and corals, contributing to its high biodiversity.  

The Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Kovil and the Buddhist temple Velgam Vehera, referred to by Hindus as Natanar Kovil, are two religious sites of importance. These temples host significant feasts and hold archaeological significance. The serene town of Nilaveli is surrounded by beautiful greenery, and the sea breeze always extends a warm welcome to its visitors. Delux Holidays is here to make your holiday to Nilaveli exceptional! Contact Tour Operator to Sri Lanka – Delux Holidays to visit Nilaveli.

Interesting Travel Facts

 In Tamil, the word “Nilaveli” means “Moon shine over the land or open space.”

Nilaveli is a coastal resort town and suburb of the Trincomalee District in Sri Lanka, and it lies approximately 16 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee.

Nilaveli which means “Open-land of the moon-shine” is located north-west of the Island. It is one of Sri Lanka’s most picturesque beaches, known for its soft white sand and magnificent bays. Scuba diving is one of the popular water sports in Nilaveli.

Nilaveli is the second most popular surfing location on the East Coast. Nilaveli, which is situated along the northern half of the east coast, acquired its name from the remarkable powder blue sea.

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