Trincomalee is the place which you can visit anytime but the season is from spring to autumn. I was there during the rainy season, which made the city a ghost town with closed and abandoned guesthouses and restaurants. Plus the wet season brings a lot of mosquitos!
I am not exaggerating to say Sri Pathrakali Amman Kovil is one of the most stunning Hindu temples at Sri Lanka, furthermore is dedicated to Kali the Goddess of death, time, and doomsday. From the outside, we can see tens to hundreds of Gods and Goddesses. Such a pearl, when you look at the photos, you will notice that the statues and paintings are more on the top of the Temple — it is against natural disasters by water. A piece of art is aquatic animals mixed with gods which is possible to see inside.
The Kovil opens at 6.30 a.m.
Prayers have at 11.30 a.m.
The ceiling inside is impressive
Likely to take pictures inside
200 meters from the main bus station
No entrance fee
Attention here: Trincomalee, as other fully crowded touristic places, is well typical for “two-menus” one menu for locals and second for tourists, ask twice for a regular list. High prices from tuk-tuk drivers. Manipulations, etc.
For ladies, mainly. This, as the other beach places over Srilanka, is typical for “beachboys” whom you pay attention and be careful with them, they can promise anything, even give you some roofies into your drink. My advice to you, don’t play a game if you are afraid of consequences.