Jaffna - Sri Lanka

Discover Jaffna

Jaffna, the capital of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, has been a prominent harbour since ancient times. The town is located on a peninsula curving across the Palk Straits towards India, where its Tamil-speaking inhabitants’ forefathers came from. The massive temple gateway towers soaring above the skyline are the most visible monuments, the largest belonging to Sri Lanka’s largest and most respected Hindu shrine, Nallur Kandaswamy.

The busy Chunnakam Market boasts an especially vivid fresh produce section, which is a whirl of colour, commotion, and powerful fragrances. Items made of Palmyrah wood, such as traditional cooking utensils, make great souvenirs.

Things to do in Jaffna

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Jaffna include:

  • Enjoy the view of the enormous temple gateway towers against the skyline
  • Get amongst the hustle and bustle of Chunnakam Mark
  • Pick up some Palmyrah wood souvenirs such as traditional cooking utensils

The best way to see Jaffna

If you would like to visit Jaffna, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you.

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