THINGS TO DO IN Jaffna

  • Kayts Couseway
  • Kantharodai Viharaya
  • Jaffna Public Library
  • Jaffna Market
  • Murikandy Pillayar Shrine
  • Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
  • Jaffna Fort
  • Delft Island
  • Keerimalai Hot Springs
  • Dambakolapatuna sangamiththa Temple
  • Nilavarai Bottomless Well
  • Elephant Pass
  • Naguleswaram Temple
  • Casuarina Beach
  • Nallur Kovil
  • Nagadeepa Purana Vihara

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.