JAFFNA

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jaffna_1983.jpgJaffna is my beloved hometown, a town of Sri Lanka at the northern extremity of the island and it is home to Sri Lankan Tamils. It has its own culture, unique characteristic people and own building architecture. The city is known for education, hospitality, helping mind, genuine innocent people, traditional culture and pure Tamil language pronunciation. People in this city’s asset is education and they don’t ever give up their education for whatever the circumstances, situations and difficulties. The only people who speaks pure (non-mixed languages), right pronounced and grammatical TAMIL in the world:). Any foreigner who knows Tamil usually enjoys the way our people speak Tamil.


Jaffna Tourism
Tourist PlaceJaffna is famouse for its Hindu temples, Dutch forts, Beaches & Sanctuary. Jaffna has many scenic beaches, the best known of which are Casuarina & Keerumalai beaches.

Jaffna Town & Urban Sites
Jaffna Fort
Thuriyappa Stadium
Jaffna Library
SJV Selvanayakum Monument
Clock Tower
Sanglian Palace Entrance / Sanglian Thorpuu
Sanglian Statue
Naga Vihara
Nallur Temple
OLR Church
Jamma Mosque
Shopping in Jaffna Town

Towards Jaffna North
Kantharodai Dagoba – Archeological ruins of Buddhist Dagobas
Nilavali Underwater Reservoir – The water here is fresh for the first 15m or so, becoming increasingly salty beneath
Perumal Temple
Tellippalai Thurkai Amman Temple
Maviddapuram Temple
Naguleswaram temple
Keerumalai Spring
Mayakkai Caves – Vadamarachi
Sanathy Temple
Bullock Cart Race – Sonappu (Seasonal – January)

Point Pedro (Jaffna peninsula’s second town)
Munai Light House
Palmyrah Development Board
St Anthony’s Church
Vallipuram Kovil
Point Pedro Harbour
Malalkadu Desert / Sand dunes

Beaches / Lagoon / Natural Beauty
Casuriana Kayts
Keerumalai Spring
Chatti Velanai Sandy Beach
Navatkuli Lagoon
Vallai Lagoon
Delft Open Plains Freelance Horses
Naga Kovil Silica Sand Hills

Factories
Tholagatti Nellucrush (Grape Wine) Factory
Thikkum Parmyrah Sugar Factory
KKS Cement Factory
Atchuvelie Industrial Estate

Jaffna’s OffShore Islands & Boat rides
Through Karaitivu (Karainagar), ferry-hop to Kayts and return via the causeway
Crossing  the causways to Kurikadduwan(KKD), a virtually uninhabited islet off Punkudutivu. From here to take a ferry to windswept Delft or scared Nainativu.
Delft Fort
Karainagar Sivan Temple
Naga Deepa / Nainativu

Jaffana Tourists’ Experiences
This section lists some of  the blogs/webs sites of the thoughts and experiences of the people who have visisted to Jaffna.

Jaffna-travel-tips


Jaffna City

Jaffna Kingdom

City of Jaffna & it’s culture
Traditional buildings of Jaffna
Jaffna Town – picture gallery
Gandhi in Jaffna
History of the National Conflict in Sri Lanka
Jaffna: A thriving city turned into battleground
Ilankai Tamil Sangam – Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USA

The Jaffna Library
Jaffna Library
Jaffna Library
Remembering the Jaffna Public Library

Jaffna News

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