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Explore the Northern Peninsula

Visit one of the area’s many religious sites - the famous Nallur kovil, the alluring Manthiri Manai or the historic Nagadeepa temple. Or take a walk through the first capital of Northern Ceylon. For nature lovers, Jaffna offers some of the most secluded beaches or indigenous birds at the Chunikkulam bird sanctuary.

Jaffna Fort

Built by Portuguese invaders in 1625, the fort was later remodeled into a five sided structure by the Dutch in 1658. Despite numerous battles taking place and damaging the Fort over time, the renovated fort stands to date.

Keerimalai

A quick drive north of Jaffna town brings you to the Keerimalai hot springs which are renowned for their waters’ restorative and healing properties.

Jaffna Library

Built in 1933, this was one of the biggest libraries in Asia during the 1980s, before it was burnt down. Since its refurbishment in 2001, the classical lines and architectural style of the building makes it a must visit site if you’re in Jaffna.

From bunker to art gallery

The only remnants from the property’s tumultuous past are two underground bunkers. One has been converted into a history museum while the other houses previously unseen artworks from Sri Lankan masters.

History Museum

If you want to spend most of your time at our luxurious resort, but still want to see some history, visit our former bunker turned history museum. With pictures, maps and relics from the past.

Delft Island

Hop over to Delft Island to take a peek at Rama’s footprint or take in the relics from the European era such as the Delft fort or spend the day with the famous horses of Delft at one of the oldest stables in the island.

Fort HammenHiel

Surrounded by the ocean, Fort HammenHiel stands in the quit hamlet of Karainagar. The original fort was built by the Portuguese but was later captured and renamed ‘Hammenhiel’ by the Dutch.

Beaches

The undiscovered beaches in the Northern peninsula are unlike those found in the rest of the island. With silvery white sands, pale blue waters, and green palmyras and casuarina trees.

Sanghamitha Vihara

The only remnants from the property’s tumultuous past are two underground bunkers. One has been converted into a history museum while the other houses previously unseen artworks from Sri Lankan masters.

Kandarodai

The ruins of the first capital of Northern Ceylon highlights the lifestyle and culture of the mid stone ages in Ceylon. There’s evidence of both Hindu and Buddhist culture scattered throughout the property.

Dutch Church Chattokal

The largest christian church in the city, the church was built in the 17th century by the Dutch with natural coral, brick and limestone.

Jaffna Old Kachcheri

Completed during the British reign in Sri Lanka during the early 19th century, the Old Kacheri highlights the architectural style of the time.

European Lighthouses

Numerous lighthouses built by Portuguese, Dutch and British colonists can be seen in the Northern Peninsula. The more famous ones being Kankesanturai, Point Pedro, Nagarkovil, Karainagar, Vettilaikeni and Delft.

Lake Yamuna

Shaped like the Tamil letter ‘pa’ and supposedly created by pouring water from the Holy Ganges in India during the Jaffna kingdom, this is a one of a kind lake.

Jaffna Clock Tower

The only remnants from the property’s tumultuous past are two underground bunkers. One has been converted into a history museum while the other houses previously unseen artworks from Sri Lankan masters.

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