An area located in the Northern Province of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, Jaffna Peninsula is the land that was once referred to as the Kingdom of the Tamils or the Medieval Jaffna Kingdom. Surrounded by the gorgeous turquoise blue Indian sea, the area is connected to the north of the country by a small strip of land.
Paddy cultivation takes place here for 3 month of the year and is rain fed during the North East monsoon period. A tropical monsoonal climate exists here and temperature varies from 26◦ to 33◦. The main economic activity among the people here still remains fishing and cultivation. The area is of cultural significance to the Tamil Population of Sri Lanka. Following the brutal violence that took place here during the 20 year old civil war, the area is slowly catching up with the development of the rest of the island. The journey to Jaffna is picturesque and provides an exciting ride enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike.
The area is has several comfortable accommodation providers to choose from, and is fast evolving a famed holiday destination in the country. Although the brutal war that was fought here has left its mark, you could see the city slowly strengthening economically and socially.
With several historic places of significance, and ancient monuments such as colourful Hindu Kovils and the Dutch fort, Jaffna has interesting traces of its 2000 year old history. The city also has a famed Bird Sanctuary and several beautiful lagoons. When you select a Sri Lanka Tour Package, make sure you include this charming city to visit. Jetwing Travels is a versatile tour operator that offers amazing tours of this magical country. While in Sri Lanka Travel to this amazing city, and enjoy the road journey itself, or you can even opt for an adventurous helicopter ride, glancing down at Magical Sri Lanka.
From the bottomless wells of Nilawaru to the Kantharodai Viharaya and the Jaffna Market that sells almost anything from sweets to trinkets’, there’s plenty to do and see when you explore this lovely city of the north.