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Jaffna is a city on the northern tip of Sri Lanka and it is closer to India than to Colombo. Nallur Kandaswamy is a huge Hindu temple with golden arches and an ornate gopuram tower. By the coast, star-shaped Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and later occupied by the Dutch and British. Jaffna Public Library is a symbol of the city’s post-war regeneration. Jaffna Archaeological Museum has Dutch cannons and pre-colonial artifacts.

Jaffna is full of Hindu tradition, art and creative culture. Jaffna is intriguing, slightly off the beaten path and a very rewarding place to discover the SriLankan Tamil culture.

Things to do in Jaffna:

· Visit the Public Library and Clocktower

· Jaffna Dutch Fort

· Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Kovil

· Visit the local market

· Keerimalai Natural Pond

· Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

· St. Mary’s Cathedral

· Nainativu Island, with Nainativu Kovil and Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya

· Delft Island (Nedunvitu)

· Kadurugoda Raja Maha Vihara

· Fort Hammenhiel

· Kankesanthurai, most Northern trainstation and lighthouse

· Elephant Pass War Monument

· Tour along colonial buildings.

· Point Pedro, most Northern Point of Sri Lanka

· Nilavarai Well

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