Distance from Trinco – 6.4 km (11 minutes)
Kanniya Hot Water Springs is an archaeologically protected site with hot wells situated in Kanniya in Trincomalee. It consists of seven wells which form a square shape. The wells are just 3-4 feet deep with clearly visible bottoms. Although the water temperature of the wells are known to vary slightly from one to another, it is quite high.
It is a site popular among Sri Lankan Tamils for performing religious Hindhu rituals dedicated and in memory of lost loved ones which is believed to have started by Ravana of the epic Ramayana.
Getting to Kanniya Hot Water Springs
From Trinco take the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway and go past Mahindapura up until Kanniya to reach the Kanniya Hot Water Springs.