Jaffna, Jaffna Fort, Jaffna kovils, Hindu tem

Jaffna is located on the northern tip of Sri Lanka. It opened to the tourism in 2009. Jaffna is situated around 400 Kilometers away from the Capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo and it will take 7 hours 45 minutes to reach Jaffna town by Colombo. This city is known as Little India in Sri Lanka because the city has a lot of influence from India; you we can find on the streets, in their food and language are different from the Central or South Sri Lanka. Most of the people in Jaffna are Tamil and their religion is Hindu. But at present they are throughout the country, so the Sri Lanka’s second main language is considered as Tamil. Jaffna is mainly full with a religious surrounding, so there are many Hindu temples, kovils and Hindu Gods statues as same as in India. And Jaffna is highly connected with God Rama and Ravana Story. Mainly Indian tourists are visiting this place by considering as a part of their country. It is a good off the beaten path visit for 2 to 3 days but remember you need some extra time on. In ancient times it says that there was a bridge from Jaffna, Point Pedro to reach south India. Even geographically it says true.

Most famous sites to visit in Jaffna:

·         Nallur Kandaswamy Hindu Temple
·         Keerimalai Pond (natural swimming pool)
·         Public Library and Clock Tower
·         Delft Island
·         Nagadeepa kovil
·         Jaffna Fort
·         Keerimalai Hot Springs
Nallur Kandaswamy: It is a huge Hindu temple with golden arches and an ornate gourami tower. Star-shaped Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and later occupied by the Dutch and British. And Jaffna Public Library is a symbol of the city’s post-war regeneration. 

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