Kanniya Hot Springs
Kanniya Hot Springs
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SE18Dweller
London, UK435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our driver mentioned this place on our way to Trincomalee so we decided to pop in.

It's not the sort of place you spend hours but it's a nice place to stop off. The water in the springs is very warm and, despite it being warm that day, it was oddly refreshing and cooling.

Be careful of the monkeys in the grounds as they'll spot any snacks you're carrying and will chase you for them.

You park in the edge of the springs and have to walk through a market to get there. The market is a nice mix of stalls and I didn't feel like I was going to be ripped off. Our driver would have made sure we weren't but it just didn't feel like that kind of place anyway. We bought some locally made sweets and some spices before making our way back to the car, via the ice cream man for a much needed cold snack
Written October 29, 2023
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darkcoffee67
Shanghai, China61 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Having seen hotsprings in China, Taiwan and Japan where they're pools you can get into, with different temperatures and different minerals /herbs in the water that have different effects on rhe body, this was a laughable imitation...

Half a dozen holes in the ground, filled with pond scum and moss...

Crappy looking buckets that you fill and then pour over yourself...

Just, don't go.
Written October 10, 2023
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Sakthi
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This place is beloved to be built by Kind Raawana...He was able to identify the Hot spind gong from East to North Central using his Science so many Thousand years ago. . Felt Fantastic
Written July 15, 2023
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Al-Haj Shahul Hameed Sahib
Nagore, India699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
It’s abt 7km from triconmalee bus station. Take a vavuniya route bus . Tell driver to stop at Kanniya hot springs. Just walk 1km . 1st found on right mohaiydin mosque and Sufi mazar. From the hot springs walk up 200meters you will find the few 1000 of years old Sufi 40ft mazar ( I been 1998) but now Buddha monk close the way . Last time no monk or any Buddha control. Everyone can go ( now to everyone can go ) but showing one religious hold . It’s okey no problem 😃
Written March 25, 2023
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Raj
Ajman, United Arab Emirates171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The famous Kanniya Hot Springs of Trincomalee are indeed what they are, a natural series of hot baths that have been opened for the public at an old historical site dating back to the age of Ravana, as is said, to almost five thousand years ago to the Vedic period when Indo Aryan migrations were occurring on a large scale. It is said that the legendary Rakshasa (native Iron Age tribes equated with demons) was a great devotee of Lord Shiva, a fact clearly displayed in the Hindu epic Ramayana. He is said to have been defeated by the god himself when his mother was ill and their prayers did not cure her illness.
Written January 18, 2023
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Shifaam
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
This map isn’t right & you make sure to drive on the main road, till you find the green color boat directing you to go Kanniya hot well. It’s an amazing things to do when you go Trinco in Sri Lanka. Hot water bath will amaze you
Written October 17, 2021
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broggo14
Victoria, Australia368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I think the springs are more for the locals, facilities are basic. Lots of stalls walking in to the springs seemed to be toys and sweets the main items.
The springs do have a significant place in the culture for local people but a bit underwhelming for us.
Written May 3, 2020
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman1,774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The water was not that hot for me .
The place is crowded. There were limited common buckets, so if you are planning to have a bath, better to bring your own bucket. Using soap is prohibited. There are separate changing rooms are provided for ladies and gents.
Written April 14, 2020
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Rambling R
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The fact that as soon as we entered the site, a tremendous downpour soaked us through to the skin. But those already ladelling the warm water from the springs didn't care about that. This is a nice diversion from the road on a fine day. Worth a look if you have the time.
Written January 29, 2020
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Chamath Fernando
Colombo, Sri Lanka237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
These several hot water springs are located on a small detour off the Colombo Trincomalee road. The best time to visit is early in the morning so that the crowd is quite less so that you can have a peaceful bath. Visitors are supposed to remove shoes and slippers to enter the bathing area and the designated buckets must be used to draw the water from the wells. Surprisingly, the area is maintained in a clean manner. Different springs have water of varying temperatures. It was a pleasant and an unusual experience.
Written January 19, 2020
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