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Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Northern Province, Sri Lanka

Jaffna, located at the northern tip of Sri Lanka, is a city renowned for its vibrant food culture and rich history, making it a captivating destination for Australian travellers. The city’s most significant historical landmark, Jaffna Fort, was originally constructed by the Portuguese in 1618 and stands today as a testament to the region’s layered past, offering a glimpse into the centuries gone by.

The culinary scene in Jaffna is equally noteworthy, with local delicacies like Jaffna mutton curry and Jaffna crab curry gaining international acclaim. These dishes are celebrated for their unique blend of spices, vivid colours, and irresistible aromas, embodying the essence of Jaffna’s culinary heritage. Additionally, Jaffna’s historical significance is further highlighted by the Kadurugala Temple, a notable Buddhist site in the Northern region.

Must-see attractions for your itinerary

Nearby Jaffna attractions

Nallur Kovil

Religious Sites

Jaffna Market

Flea & Street Markets

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Cultural Events

Casuarina Beach


Neduntheevu (Delft Island)


Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya

Historic Sites | Architectural Buildings

Jaffna Fort

Historic Sites

Kayts Causeway

Hiking Trails

Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil

Religious Sites

Keerimalai Hot springs

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple

Religious Sites

Point Pedro

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