Jaffna is another city that depicts the gloriousness of the Island`s past. Located in the northern most part of Sri Lanka it boasts one of the oldest human habitation areas is South Asia.
Spread across a peninsular attached to the mainland by a very narrow strip of land Jaffna`s close location to the Indian Sub-continent is evident in its cultural heritage. The terrain here is different to the rest of the Island and is mainly made up of low, flat limestone bed with shallow lagoons and tall Palmyra trees complementing the tranquil setting. Off shore there are a number of interesting little islands all featuring similar terrain and landscape. It is the unique culture in the area, the attractions from the vivid and vibrant history and the picturesque setting that makes Jaffna a much sought after holiday destination. The influence of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British who colonized the Island are portrayed through some of the old buildings and the south Indian influence is portrayed in the various Hindu temples. The nature lover can explore the lagoons which boast interesting bird life and the Palmyra fringed beaches of Jaffna are simply exquisite. And one of the biggest attractions in Jaffna is the authentic `Yaal` cuisine which makes a visit to Jaffna well worth the effort.
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Offering at very comfortable stay is the Jaffna Heritage Hotel that echoes the colonial spelndour of the historic city of Jaffna. This boutique hotel ...
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Started by a group of friends the Friends Inn provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in Kilinochchi in northern Sri Lanka. The Kilino...
Located in the heart of Jaffna town, the Taprospa Palm Leaves hotel is a great way to experience this now accessible area of Sri Lanka. The hotel offe...