Typical Weather: Warm & Sunny
Distance from Colombo: 398 km
Situated in the northern most tip of Sri Lanka, Jaffna is both a sea port as well as an important city of the island. The rich ancient culture of Jaffna is very interesting while the remnants of the buildings belonging to the Hindu period and of the colonial period denote the living history of Jaffna.
Other than the spectacular beaches in Jaffna, there are a number of notable attractions that should be mentioned. The old Dutch forts, the tidal well, the Keerimalai Baths, Chundikulam Sanctuary and a number of Hindu temples are to mention a few. The Jaffna beaches also draw quite a number of tourists and they too love to bask under the sun in these wonderful sandy coastal areas. The Casuarina Beachwhich is at Karainagar is the most famous in Jaffna while there are good beaches also at Santhakulam and Thondaimannar. The Tourism Board of Sri Lanka is of great help when it comes to planning tours to Jaffna