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: Special Interest
Distance From Airport
: 380 Km (5 hour drive)
Distance From Colombo
: 410 Km (5.40 hour drive)
: Harbors, Hindu temples, Churches, Public Library, Fort
Jaffna District, the northernmost region of the Island of Sri Lanka, is one of the oldest habitation sites in Lower South Asia, populated by Tamil speaking people. Jaffna is situated within ten degrees of latitude to the north of the equator. It is in close proximity to the sub-continent of India and separated from it by the Palk Strait and the Bay of Bengal
The peninsula is actually almost an island; only the narrow causeway known as Elephant Pass - for once elephants did wade across the shallow lagoon here connects Jaffna with the rest of Sri Lanka. Jaffna is low lying; much of it covered by shallow lagoons, and has a number of interesting islands dotted offshore. In all it covers 2560 square km (999 square miles). With just under 900,000 inhabitants, the district of Jaffna is one of the most densely populated areas of Sri Lanka, second only to Greater Colombo.
Most of the area is dry and sandy, and the most common tree is the palmyra palm with its elegant fan-like fronds. Locals here tap it for toddy, the sap from its cut flowers; like the sap of the coconut or kittul palms, this liquid can be distilled to make arrack or processed into jiggery, palm sugar. The leaves of the fan palm may be skillfully folded to make a beaker for toddy, but you more often see them serving as decorative fences around almost all the settlements.
The flat Jaffna Peninsula is made of limestone, unlike most other parts of Sri Lanka. The porous stone absorbs the rain very quickly and conveys it to the water table. This forms a specifically lighter layer, "swimming," as it were, on the salt water of the Indian Ocean that permeates the rock on all sides up to sea level. Open tanks are not practicable here, and fresh water has to be obtained from wells.
Jaffna has it all, friendly people, a rich culture, salubrious climate and a picturesque environment go to make it a veritable traveler's paradise. Now that the guns have fallen silent and peace is in sight, domestic tourism in this long forgotten northern retreat is gradually catching on. After almost 20 years, travelers now can reach Jaffna either by land or air. The flight, from Colombo to Jaffna, is just under one hour and is quite enjoyable as the plane does not travel at too high an altitude.
Fort Hammenhiel Resort-Jaffna
In historic Jaffna city, A traveler can take refuge in the exotic Resort hotel built inside a Fort and enjoy the delightful cuisine at the plush restaurant adjoining the beach.
Tilko Jaffna City Hotel
Tilko Jaffna City Hotel constitute a triumph of hospitality ,combining modern day comfort and convenience with a captivating old world ambience designed to appeal to the discerning tastes and budget of the...
Expo Pavilion Margosa - Jaffna
Expo Pavilion – Margosa is approximately 10kms from the city and it is truly the only Oasis of tranquility in Jaffna.
Sarras Guest House - Jaffna
4 Rooms With A/C & Hot water, Maximum 18 can accommodate, Fully Furnished
The best Hotel in Jaffna to enjoy your stay. Hotle Luxetoiles offer you Comfortable stay for in Jaffna. our well trained staffs are waiting for to provide you with disciplined and perfect service to make your...
PILLAIYAR INN is situated in the heart of the commercial area of Jaffna. From its third floor you can see the entire Jaffna peninsula.
Yal's Town Inn - Jaffna
We are dedicated to the highest standards of modern hospitality is a pleasant blend of contemporary design, restrained elegant and very calm ambiance.
Adorned with a rich local heritage, embellished with a subtle hint of Colonial splendour, the Jaffna Heritage Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of the historic city.
The name Subhas hotel has been synonymous with the hotel industry in Jaffna for decades. Owned by the late Mr Ayappan Sangaran, who from very humble beginnings later became a very successful businessman.
Welcome to Jetwing Jaffna – the latest addition to the Jetwing Hotels family. Located on 40 perches of land in the heart of the town
Agro villa city hub
Exquisite and tranquil, Agro Villa is a sophisticated retreat designed for discerning guests in search of romance, revival, recreation.
Welcome to very special hotel in Jaffna Peninsula, Located adjoining with Jaffna Central Railway Station. Valampuri hotel offers 32 spacious deluxe room including 2 Suites.