TheJaffna peninsulais located at the extreme North ofSri Lanka and almost touches the Indian subcontinent. You can get there by road, train or internal flight. Regardless of your place of origin, culture shock will always be big once you arrive in Jaffna. The population is predominantly Tamil (about 99 % of the population in Jaffna district) and Hindu (about 82% of the population in Jaffna district against 12% in the whole of Sri Lanka). Consequently, you will find mostly Hindu temples over Buddhist temples, and hear the Tamil language as you stroll through the streets.
TheNallur templeis a stunning building and a must-see during a visit in the peninsula. It is a central place of worship for the Hindu community, and a central venue during the processions of the Nallur festival, a Hindu festival that takes place for a month during summer every year.
Jaffna Fort Entrance, Jaffna Town
In the heart of Jaffna town, you will also discover theJaffna fort, a fort built by the Dutch in the 17th century and partially destroyed in the 90′s during clashes. It is currently restored and you can see many ruins inside, as well as few cows grazing grass!
Beautiful Coast of Nainativu Island, Jaffna Peninsula
Finally, explore theNainativu Islandwhere you can admire the Nagadipa Buddhist Temple and the Naga Pooshani Hindu temple. Discover a wild coast by staying away from the beaten track.
TheJaffna Peninsulais an unexplored gem: go on an adventure!
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