Distance from Trinco – 4.5 km (13 minutes)
Lover’s Leap is a cleft on a rock which is situated down Konesar Road in Trincomalee. It is located just a few meters away from the famous Koneswaram Hindu Temple. According to the Ramayana, the cleft is made by King Ravana. The mother of king Ravana had practiced the worshiping of God Shiva. When she was very ill, King Ravana lifted the shrine rock and at that time Lord Shiva made him to drop his sword. This resulted in the formation of a cleft on the rock and which also gave it the name “Ravana’s Cleft”.
There is also a love story which says that a girl named Francina van Reed jumped from the top of the rock due to a broken relationship with a Dutch Officer. She was the daughter of a Holland civil service officer and had jumped off the rock when the ship carrying her former lover passed beyond the horizon.
Getting to Lover’s Leap
From Trinco take the Kandy Road and go along this route up until Konesar Road. Go down Konesar Road to find Lover’s Leap.