The Best Things to do in Jaffna

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Overview of Jaffna City

Jaffna is located in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka and it’s capital city of Northern Province. due to it’s has many historical and archaeological places to visit Jaffna is famous travel destination among travellers. Jaffna is also known as Yalpanam in Tamil and also known as Yalpanapattinam. In 15th-century Jaffna known as Yalpaanayanpaddinam by Vijayanagara Empire. 85 percent of the population of the Jaffna is Hindus. The 2nd large population is Roman Catholics / Christians and few Buddhist Nationals. Onion, tobacco and Sea food products are the main selling products in Jaffna. and Fishing is main economy method for many people.
There is many beautiful Hindu Temples and Nallur Kandaswamy Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temple in Jaffna which has largest religious festival in Jaffna. Also still there is few places available to witness the old dutch architecture, Old dutch fort with old church and King’s House are the best example for dutch architectures. If you travel Jaffna you should never missed to taste famous Jaffna Food and Jaffna Mango, further ancient ship docking site of Kayts Harbor located in Jaffna region.


Transportation in Jaffna

Jaffna city is located from 396 kilometers from Colombo and It’s directly connected with road transport system and railways. Yal Devi is famous train ride operate between Colombo and Jaffna and another 5 train operates daily from Colombo to Jaffna Railway Station. After 2022 the A-9 highways was opened and connected with other cities.Both domestic and international Commercial flights are operates to Jaffna international Airport via Colombo, Chennai. Also ferry service available since 2017 from Delft island to Jaffna.

Things to Do in Jaffna

  • Nallur Kandaswamy Temple
  • Jaffna Public Library
  • Fort Jaffna
  • Jaffna Market
  • Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple
  • Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple
  • Jaffna Archeological Museum
  • Casuarina Beach
  • Neduntheevu (Delft Island)
  • Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
  • Kayts Causeway

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