Distance from Trinco – 3.6 km (7 minutes)
Kanthasamy Kovil is a Hindu temple which is situated on the summit of a rocky outcrop on Kanthasamy Kovil Road in Trincomalee. It is one of the “pancha iswaram” of Sri Lanka dedicated to Lord Shiva and established to protect the country from disaster. The temple at the current site is believed to have been built in 1952.
Getting to Kanthasamy Kovil
From Trinco go down the Trincomalee Highway and turn to Kanthasamy Kovil Road to reach the Kanthasamy Kovil.