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Jaffna City Tour & Delft Island Tour from Colombo ( 3 Nights & 4 Days )

We offer several round tours in Sri Lanka . Traveling via Car / Van by experienced and expert tour guides / drivers gives you the opportunity to sit back, soak in the culture of this exciting bustling country. Our company offers some of the cheapest rates! We want our customers to get the best experience for a reasonable cost. Book today and make beautiful memories you will never forget.

per adult from

$589

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Duration

2 days

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Nallur Kovil
    • Entry/Admission - Jaffna Public Library
    • Entry/Admission - Jaffna Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Cankilian Thoppu
    • Entry/Admission - Naguleswaram Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Jaffna Market
    • Entry/Admission - Casuarina Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Neduntheevu (Delft Island)
    • Entry/Admission - நயினாதீவு நாகபூசணி அம்பாள் திருக்கோவில் Shaktipeeth Shri Nagapooshani Amman Temple, Nagadeepaya
    What's excluded :

  • Day 1: Jaffna City Tour

    Stop At: Nallur Kovil, Jaffna Sri Lanka
    Pilgrims from all parts of the world visit Nallur Temple. The prime feature of this Nallur Temple is the golden arch and the extended Gopuram. People visit here mainly to explore this Gopuram. The premise of this temple was built during the eighteenth century. It was in the year 1620 when the Portuguese destroyed the old construction of this building which was constructed during the regime of Tamil Kings. This temple is now considered as the primary place to hold any type of religious festival.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna Sri Lanka
    Jaffna Library is considered as one of the most significant historical and important places to visit in Jaffna. This library was opened in the year 1959. It was established by Alfred Duraiappah who was Mayor of Jaffna at that time. The construction of this library was similar to the Indo-Saracenic style. A tragedy happened with this library and it was burnt during the civil war in Jaffna in the year 1981. At this time this library was considered as the biggest library in Asia. It possessed almost 97000 books and manuscript.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jaffna Fort, Jaffna Sri Lanka
    Among the top tourist places to visit in Jaffna Sri Lanka, Jaffna Fort is considered as one of the major ones. This fort was established in the year 1618 by the people of Portuguese Origin during the Portuguese invasion in Jaffna. This fort is positioned near the city of Karaiyur. This fort is also famous as Fortress of Our Lady of Miracles of Jaffna. During the year 1658, this fort was conquered by the Dutch invaders and it was again in the year 1795 when this fort was again taken back by the British. From the period 1986 to 1995 this fort was captured by LTTE and it was recaptured by the Sri Lanka Army in the year 1995.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cankilian Thoppu, Jaffna-Point Pedro Road, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Among the important places to visit in Jaffna, this is definitely one. If you want to get the essence of the history of Jaffna then the existence of this Royal Palace can never be ignored. In the Nellore District, you can still get the view of the antique bathing pool and the remnant of the royal palace. You can definitely include this place among the top places to visit in Jaffna. This place holds the memory of the last Tamil King who ruled the Yarlpana Kingdom successfully. After visiting the Nallur Temple you can reach this place directly. From Jaffna town, you will get lots of private as well as public transport to reach this place.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Naguleswaram Temple, Keerimalai, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Keerinalain ranks among the top 10 places to visit in Jaffna, this temple is a must visit one. Travelers from all parts of the world mainly arrive here to enjoy a bath in the natural water spring. It is said that all illness and sickness will get cured after having a bath here. Lots of Hindu Pilgrims visit this temple to take blessings. This place is located at 15 kms away from town and a perfect place to take a warm bath and rejuvenate your soul. The people having a religious belief will find peace at this place.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jaffna Market, Jaffna Sri Lanka
    Located in the heart of town, the Jaffna Market bustles with crowds intrigued by its interesting goods as well as tasty goodies.

    The market spreads along the roads, yet there is also a maze of shops to discover within. Vendors sell fruits, sweet treats and traditional utensils on open-sided pavilions. A great mix of goods can be found here, from apparel, to gold, to food and utensils.
    Among the produce are dried fish in all sizes, various products made from the endemic thal or palmyrah and condiments such as sun-dried red chillies in spicy buttermilk.
    There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables such as the mangoes, grapes, bananas, capsicums, brinjals and onions that Jaffna is quite well known for. The large jackfruits and karthacolomban, a variety of mango native to Jaffna, cannot be missed. It is said that little or nothing of the fresh produce that is delivered each day is left by the time the market closes at six in the evening. Grains and spices abound, whether in small packets or sacks. A common and sought-after spice is the Jaffna curry powder – a rich blend of roasted and ground red chilli, fennel, turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek and pepper – used most distinctly to add flavour to fish and meat curries.
    The Jaffna Market is also a great place to buy sweet treats unique to the peninsula. These include peanut biscuits – both vanilla and chocolate flavours, odiyal (palmyrah tuber) and jaggery made from palmyrah sap sold in kuddan – baskets of woven palmyra leaves. Bottles of nelli fruit cordial and grape wine are popular purchases. Hand-crafted household items made from palmyrah, cane and coconut are unique souvenirs.
    The Jaffna Market provides a glimpse into life in one of the island’s most iconic towns. It is an experience that is not to be missed.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Casuarina Beach, Beach Road Karainagar, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Casuarina Beach is in Karainagar, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka, about 20 kilometers from Jaffna. The Casuarina Beach in Karainagar is also called and written as Casoorina, Cashoorina and few other variants. This is considered to be the best beach in the Jaffna Peninsula with white sand.

    The beach got its name due the Casuarina Trees along the beach.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple, Madagal, Jaffna Sri Lanka
    After Mihindu Maha Thero brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka in 250BC, his sister, Theri Sanghamitta arrived in Sri Lanka with a Sacred Bo Sapling one year later to this port. The temple Samudda-panasala (Jambukola Viharaya) was built commemorating the arrival of the Bo sapling by King Devanampiya Tissa (250-210 BC). Later, the same king planted one of the first eight shoots of the Sri Maha Bodhi, on the same place where he kept the original tree before bringing it to Anuradhapura. King Vijayabahu I (1070–1110) has restored this site. The remains of the vihara, such as the Buddha footprint stone and vatadage seen up to recent times no longer exist there.

    This port gradually faded in importance while port Mahathiththa/ Mahathota/ Mantota (now Mantai) located at the mouth of Malvatu oya developed as a key intersection of sea-routes and the Dambakola Patuna Viharaya was lost in time. The Great Chronicle of Sri Lanka, the Mahavamsa and Samanthapaasasdika mention pilgrims coming from "Yonaka" country to Jambukola to worship the Jambukola Viharaya in the ancient times.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Delft Island Tour

    Stop At: Neduntheevu (Delft Island), Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Delft Island Wild Horses

    A wild horse sanctuary is being considered for Delft Island in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka Discussions over a sanctuary on the island, a popular tourist destination, were announced by Sri Lanka Minister of Wildlife Conservation Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa following a meeting with the country’s Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development, Douglas Devananda.
    The island is home to about 450 horses, who are believed to descend from horses kept on the island from the time of Delft’s Portuguese occupation.
    The flat island is surrounded by shallow waters and beaches of coral chunks and sand. During the dry season water is provided for the horses by the Navy. The island’s area is 50 km² and it is roughly oval-shaped. Its length is 8km and its maximum width about 6km.
    Delft’s Tamil name is Neduntivu. It was was named after the Dutch city of Delft by Rijckloff van Goens. He named the eight most important islands in Sri Lanka after Dutch cities, but the seven others now have domestic names.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Neduntheevu (Delft Island), Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Delft Island Pigeon Hole

    According to historical sources, the Dutch people who was controlling the Delft island at the time (Dutch Ceylon: 1640–1796 A.D.) had used pigeons as an expedient to send messages between the islands, ships and the mainland (Dias et al., 2016). This pigeon nest found in the Delft island has been made by them for the arrival, exit, and resting of these messenger pigeons

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Neduntheevu (Delft Island), Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Delft Island baobab plant

    This is also a kind of plant, the manner and Jaffna districts are the same way to Ethiopia and the Jaffna district. The Arab vendors brought South Asia to the South Asia this baobab plant is in Delta Island, and the st of the Dutch Island of Sri Lanka is planted in the Delta Island. The baobab tree is a very large round of Delta, and a few minutes to be able to get into a couple of minutes. This is the most important of the plant in the area, and the body of the body is the most high-size of the repetition of the body.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Neduntheevu (Delft Island), Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Growing Rock

    The “Growing Rock”, a stone said to naturally grow is wrapped in a shimmering cloth, is treated as sacred as it takes the form of a cobra. Or visit the Giant's Foot, a thrilling print in rock. The Baobab Tree with its charming outstretched arms, captivates the onlooker with wonder.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Neduntheevu (Delft Island), Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    The Queen's Tower

    The Queen's Tower, also known as Quindah Tower; Tamil: குயிண்டாக் கோபுரம்) is a tower that was built by the Dutch during their rule in Sri Lanka. It is located on the southeastern coast of Neduntheevu, aka Delft Island. It was used as a lighthouse or navigation point by the Dutch and British.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Neduntheevu (Delft Island), Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
    Delft Island Fort

    Delft Island Fort locally known as Neduntheevu fort and Meekaman fort are ruins of a fort located on the island of Neduntheevu in the Palk Strait in northern Sri Lanka.
    Traditionally attributed to the Karaiyar king Meekaman, the fort was probably built by the Portuguese. Later, it was taken over by Dutch, who built a barrack nearby. The island was known to the Portuguese as Ilha das Vacas ("Island of the Cows"), was renamed by the Dutch as Delft Island.
    The fort was constructed out of limestone and coral. Though now in ruins, Ralph Henry Bassett describes the fort as a "very strongly fortified fort" in his book Romantic Ceylon: Its History, Legend, and Story.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: நயினாதீவு நாகபூசணி அம்பாள் திருக்கோவில் Shaktipeeth Shri Nagapooshani Amman Temple, Nagadeepaya, Main St, Nainativu, Sri Lanka
    Nainativu Nagapooshani Amman Temple is an ancient and historic Hindu temple located amidst the Palk Strait on the island of Nainativu, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to Parvati who is known as Nagapooshani or Bhuvaneswari and her consort, Shiva who is named here as Nayinaar.
    Duration: 1 minute

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by TRAVEL WITH LENIN

Activity ID: V-259040P4

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