Nilaveli a town in the coast of Sri Lanka, is a very well-known place amongst those tourists, who frequently visit the pearl of the Indian Ocean. The area gets it’s name from it’s tamil origin, who are considered to be amongst the first settlers in the area, dating back to the 10th Century. The city is still largely a Tamil populated city, and was one of the most affected cities by the 2004 tsunami. This picturesque town just 16 Kilo Meters away from the city of Trincomalee is considered a tourist attraction, as it has a lot of unique activities within its city limits.
Some of the most famous tourist locations around Nilaveli, are the Pigeon Island National Park, which is situated in an island rock off the coast of Nilaveli, and is colonized by rock pigeons, that are a type of pigeons that is endemic to the area. Another popular tourist attraction in Nilaveli is the beautiful coral reef formations, which looks like Christmas under water every day of the year. Nilaveli is also rich in its biodiversity, with many endemic fish and birds, calling the area their home.
Above all this, what Nilaveli is most famous for is its beach, a lovely strip of bare land, with nothing but the beach and sea to be seen for as far as the eye could see. Nilaveli Beach is one of Sri Lanka’s most breathtaking sceneries, especially because it looks like a real life painting. This says a lot, when you consider the fact that Sri Lanka is known for it’s wonderful sceneries all over the country.
Nilaveli is also famous for scuba diving and snorkeling and Dolphin and Whale watching. So the next time you plan a trip to Sri Lanka, or if you are in Sri Lanka, and want to know where to visit, make sure you include Nilaveli Beach in your plans.