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Jaffna & the North

Off the tourist trail, Jaffna & the Northern region of Sri Lanka offers a unique blend of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and a chance to discover the rich Tamil traditions. From exploring historical sites to indulging in delicious cuisine, the North provides a distinct experience that is both fascinating and unforgettable. 

Our Highlights

  • Jaffna

The cultural capital of the North offers a unique mix of Tamil and Sri Lankan traditions. Explore the Jaffna Fort, the iconic Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, and the vibrant local markets. Sample delicious Jaffna cuisine, including famous delicacies like crab curry and Jaffna mangoes. 

  • Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil 

This Hindu temple in Jaffna is a significant religious and cultural site. Admire the intricate architecture, the colors, and participate in the vibrant Hindu rituals during festive times. 

  • Delft Island

Take a boat ride to Delft Island, also known as Neduntivu, which is located off the coast of Jaffna. Explore the rugged and untouched island that is home to wild ponies and distinctive coral walls known as "baobab trees." Visit the Dutch Fort and the historic "Elephant Foot" landmark. 

  • Point Pedro

Travel to the northernmost point of Sri Lanka, Point Pedro, and witness the meeting of the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy panoramic views and visit the nearby lighthouse for breathtaking coastal vistas. Keerimalai Hot Springs Located near Jaffna, the Keerimalai Hot Springs are popular for their healing properties. Take a dip in the natural hot springs believed to have therapeutic effects on various ailments. 

  • Mannar Island

Explore the picturesque Mannar Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway. Discover the sacred Baobab Tree, the Dutch Fort with its resident donkeys and the ancient Thiruketheeswaram Kovil along with the tranquil beaches and lagoons. Vanni Region Venture into the Vanni region, which was once heavily affected by the civil war and has since opened up to tourists. Visit historic sites such as the Elephant Pass Fort, explore the stunning landscapes of Vavuniya, and learn about the local culture and traditions

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