Jaffna District, Sri Lanka

Jaffna District District of Jaffna is located northern top of Sri Lanka and become a popular destination for locals tourists. The main city of this district is Jaffna town and it’s the center of Sri Lankan Hindu culture.

Jaffna city can be easily access by the northern railway line and the A9 Kandy Jaffna highway. Another alternative road way is via recently built Sankupitti Bridge from Punarin.

Vast majority of the Jaffna population are Sri Lankan Tamils. Hinduism is the widely followed religion and considerable amount of Catholics also live there.
Nallue Kandasamy Kovil is the most prominent Hindu Kovil and there are some historical Buddhist heritage sites are also located in Jaffna district.
Locations of most prominent attractions are available in our Jaffna Attraction Map page.

Dambakolapatuna Sangamiththa Temple

This is a prominent Buddhist religious destination in Jaffna Peninsula.
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Jaffna Fort

Jaffna Fort

Jaffna Fort was constructed by Portuguese in year 1619.
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Keeramale Pond

Keeramale Pond

The Keerimalai pond is a fresh water pond, which is located just few feet away from the Sea.
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Rio Ice Cream

Rio Ice Cream

If you are a kid or an adult, you will love to visit this place and select and taste wide verity of tasty ice creams they offer.
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Nilavarai Bottomless Well

Nilavarai Bottomless Well

Some believe that this pond connected to Keermalei Pond or even may have connection to the sea.
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Naguleswaram Temple

Naguleswaram Temple

This is one of the four major “Iswara” temples located in Sri Lanka.
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King Sankilian Monuments

King Sankilian Monuments

King Sangili 2 is a provincial king, who rule Jaffna area and consider as a warrior who fight against many enemies.
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Sungupiddy New Bridge

Sungupiddy New Bridge

After the war ends in 2009, this bridge was constructed connecting Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts and now this is the second access point to Jaffna
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