Attractions to explore nearby Pigeon Island - With photos & details

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Attractions to explore nearby Pigeon Island

Pigeon IslandPigeon Island, Sri Lanka

Pigeon Island National Park lies 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli in Eastern Province, containing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name came from the rock pigeon which colonized it. The park includes some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. This place in the 17th century used as a shooting range during the colonial era. Pigeon Island was one of the several protected areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

Nilaveli Beach2.72 KMs away from Pigeon Island

It is a 16 kilometers long beach North of Trincomalee. Across the beach, about 2 km toward the ocean you will find the famous pigeon island.