Day 04 JAFFNA CITY TOUR
Our Jaffna tour packages mainly include the North East coast while also covering other main tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Make it a point to travel to Jaffna, the second most popular commercial city in Sri Lanka before the war which is once again rapidly developing in terms of infrastructure and community after 2009, which marked the end of the war. The Jaffna tourism industry offers many attractions for travellers and it is a historically significant city that is well worth a visit.
The Jaffna Sightseeing tour, lead by your chauffeur guide takes you around some fascinating sites.
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Proceed to Manthrimanal
The remains of the palace of King Sangilian the last King of Jaffna and the Cankilianthoppu, the façade of the Palace.
- En route pass under the Theru Modi Madam, a shelter for carts and Travellers, the last of four shelters in the peninsular.
- Visit the Nelavarai bottomless well
A natural underground water well with enthralling legends adding to the mysteries that encircle it.
- Continue the Jaffna Sightseeing tour to the Keerimalai springs
Where the waters are said to have healing properties
- Later proceed to Kandarodai
Where excavations have unearthed over 50 small stupas constructed close together. Some historians suggest that Kandarodai marks the spot where the Lord Buddha landed on his second visit to the island.
Built by the Portuguese in 1618. The fort was badly damaged during the war however work is now in progress to restore this historical site.
- At last visit to Jaffna Library
Was built in many stages starting from 1933. It became a repository of archival material written in palm leaf manuscripts, and historical documents and newspapers published hundreds of years ago in Jaffna.
|HOTEL BOOKED ||JAFFNA FOX||HOTEL CATEGORY ||4 STAR|
|MEALS ||BREAK FAST||ROOM TYPE ||STARDARD|
|ESCORTED/NON ESCORTED ||ESCORTED||PRIVATE /SIC||PRIVATE|
|TOUR TYPE||HISTORICAL|| |
|ENTRANCE FEE||NOT INCLUDED||DURATION OF THE TOUR ||08 HOURS|