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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hindu Temple
“This Hindu Temple is a 10-minute drive from the city center. You can visit the red colored temple, just take your shoes off. When you plan a visit in late-August, you can experience their 25-day colorful Nallur festival.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“ A 5-min walk from Mangos is Rio Ice Cream. They have many kinds of flavors but be warned, this is not your Italian gelato. Sri Lankan people love their sweets. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“Located in Jaffna, 1.8 km from Jaffna Public Library. Nallur Kovil is 2.3 km from the accommodation, while Nilavarai Well is 14.5 km away. Guests at The Valampuri can enjoy a continental breakfast. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Head over to Mangos to try their Thali. You will get about 10 small bowls with different flavors + rice.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Dutch Fort is built in 1618 by the Portuguese. The star-shaped fort is great to do a quick walk through or see the sunset from the seaside.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Jaffna Archaeological Museum is located in Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The land was given to museum by Arumuga Navalar Foundation, and front portion has Navalar Cultural Hall. The museum houses a rare collection of antiquities. Buddhist and Hindu religious collection are in big collection, which are in various forms of metal, wood and stone. The excellent collections begin in time from the period of ancient period Sri Lanka to the colonial era. Also, some of the archaeological excavations findings of Kandarodai can seen at this museum. For Jaffna Archaeological Museum and beyond, use our Northern Province.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Library
“For some more sightseeing in town, visit the old public library in the center of Jaffna. Nearby is the clock tower, which is built by the British.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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Lodging
“Located in Jaffna, a 5-minute walk from Jaffna Public Library. The property is around an 11-minute walk from Jaffna Fort, 2.4 km from Nallur Kovil and 16.1 km from Nilavarai Well. Continental and buffet breakfast options are available daily at Jetwing Jaffna.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Located in Jaffna, within a 14-minute walk of Jaffna Public Library and one kilometer of Nallur Kovil. The property is around 1.8 km from Jaffna Fort, 14.5 km from Nilavarai Well. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket

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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Head over to Mangos to try their Thali. You will get about 10 small bowls with different flavors + rice.”
  • 1 local recommends
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
Sri Lankan Restaurant

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