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Visit Jaffna

Visit Jaffna

The uniquely electrifying culture of Jaffna, the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, sets it apart from the rest of the country. It is located approximately 350 km away from Colombo, and the quickest way to reach it is by train. Jaffna experiences a tropical climate.

Jaffna’s microcosmic culture can be explored in various ways. The city offers many interesting attractions, including historical forts, temples, remote islands, and mouthwatering cuisine. Among the prominent sites is the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, Jaffna’s largest and most vibrant Hindu temple, which provides insights into the intricate beliefs of this religion.

Discovering the ancient art of Palmyrah palm weaving, a tradition passed down through generations that produces various useful items like mats, brooms, and baskets, is a truly unique and enriching experience. Jaffna’s cuisine is influenced by the flavors and traditions of India. In addition to its rich cultural history, Jaffna has a unique environment on the island, with a magnificent golden beach bordering a dry tropical grassland adorned with lagoons. Every year, from September to March during the monsoon season, Jaffna welcomes massive flocks of migratory birds from around the world, including colorful flamingos, making birdwatching in Jaffna a delightful experience. Off the coast of Jaffna, there are several small islands perfect for day trips. Exploring these islands by boat reveals calm bays away from the crowds and as well as plenty  delightful surprises. Delux Holidays is here to make your holiday to Jaffna exceptional! Contact Tour Operator to Sri Lanka – Delux Holidays to visit Jaffna.

Interesting Travel Facts

Some of the best places to visit and things to do in Jaffna include: visiting majestic historical forts, colorful Hindu temples, sacred Buddhist sites and the bustling markets.

The best time to visit Jaffna is February to April and June to August as the temperature and humidity during that time is relatively low which makes it comfortable for travelers to explore the place.

Nilavarai Well, also known as the “Bottomless Well” is one of the most famous sites in Jaffna. It is called “bottomless” because it has water throughout the year and does not dry up even during droughts.

Jaffna is the capital of the Jaffna district, and is located on the northernmost peninsula of Sri Lanka. It is approximately 400 kilometers (km) north of Colombo and 315 kilometers (km) north-west of Kandy.

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