Distance from Trinco – 4.5 km (13 minutes)
Koneswaram Temple is a Hindu temple situated down Konesar Road in Trincomalee. It is also known as Thirukonamalai Konesar Temple – The Temple of the Thousand Pillars, Dakshina-Then Kailasam or Thirukkoneswarama Temple. It is one of the most important and popular attractions in Trincomalee. Deity of this temple is Konanātha Swami, Māthumai and it is built on Swami Rock also known as Kōṇāmalai. Completion of the construction of the Koneswaram Temple is believed to have been during the 6th Century and later restored in 1952. The Koneswarama Temple is well known for the celebration of the traditional Ther Chariot Festival, Navaratri and Sivarathri.
Getting to Koneswaram Temple
From Trinco go along the Trincomalee Highway. Turn to Konesar Road an travel about 1.6 km to reach the Koneswaram Temple.