Distance from Trinco – 152 km (3 hours 11 minutes)
Kokkadicholai Thaanthonreeswarar Temple is a significant Hindu temple situated in Kokkadicholai, about 15 km southwest Batticaloa District of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It is also one of the oldest and five most important temples in Sri Lanka. The temple is believed to have been built in the 4th century BC by Ulaga Naachi of the Chola Empire. The deity of the temple is Lord Shiva and its chariot festival is held annually in the month of September.
Getting to Kokkadicholai Thaanthonreeswarar Temple
From Trinco take the Trincomalee Highway and go past Kinniya, Seruwawila, Kalkudah, Chenkaladi, Batticaloa and Kattankudy up until Kokkadicholai. From there continue on the New Manmunai Causeway to reach the Kokkadicholai Thaanthonreeswarar Temple.