Welcome to Jaffna Guide
The country of Sri Lanka ends in the north with the famous Jaffna Peninsula. It is said to be the Tamil heartland of the country Sri Lanka. There are rich tourism pickings in the southern and central parts of the Sri Lankan Jaffna tourism. The things that are offered in the Jaffna tourism are also a treat to watch and are unique.
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Thank you Jaffna Guide team for the great 2 days in Jaffna, we saw and learned a lot about the people, culture and history! Definitively very recommended!
This temple is amazing. If you are in Jaffna you should visit Nallor temple. It was a very interesting, clean, big and beautifu temple.
It was a fabulous tour and Thank You Raja for doing all that you did and made us a part of your family as we did get to know you so well. I hope you felt the same!
Knowing more about Jaffna and Jaffna history
- Jaffna is one the most beautiful islands of the country Sri Lanka. This beautiful island is situated within 10 degrees of latitude north of the equator.
- The Jaffna is said to be the cultural home town of many Tamil people who are living in Sri Lanka. It is a densely populated area of Sri Lanka and it spreads over a great area of about 2560 square kilometers.
- The Jaffna peninsula is mostly an island only narrow neck of land which is occupied by Chundikkulam Bird Sanctuary and a causeway that is known as the Elephant Pass which connects the place of Jaffna to other parts of Sri Lanka.
- Jaffna is an ancient port city. Most of the Jaffna area is dry and also sandy. With every passing year the Jaffna tourism is on a great improves .The healthy climatic conditions and a beautiful environment attracts many tourist to Jaffna.
Many historical facts about the Jaffna have been described in many books of the Chulavamsa and Mahavams. In these books we can find references of places like Manipallavam in one of the great epics of Tamil literature called the Manimekalai. The book Manimekalai has facts about the visit of the Great Buddha to the Jaffna.
In the 16th century, Portuguese people had a very powerful hold in Jaffna who had to surrender to the Dutch people after losing in a bitter three months seize that took place. Still there are few remains of Portuguese and Dutch fortifications that are spread throughout the peninsula though many are already ruined and some are still in military use. Dutch handed Jaffna to the British in the year 1795.
The number of tourists visiting Jaffna is increasing every year.