Hotel Jaffna offers information on accommodation, food and interesting places in the Jaffna town, Jaffna district and in Sri Lanka. Currently there are no 5 star hotels in Jaffna. Although there are some star class hotels. Recently it was announced that a new hotel named Hotel Nallur and will be constructed soon with 80 rooms and facilities at a cost of 400 million rupees in Jaffna.
Many small hotels, lodges, motels and Inns are available for you to stay comfortably in and around Jaffna town with good facilities. Most of the Hotels and Lodges offer A/C rooms, hot water shower, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some hotels are located just in the heart of the Jaffna city while many of them are located in and around the outer city. You can find motels in Jaffna town with ample car and vehicle parking facility. Also if it is necessary, they provide cheap lodging facility for your driver at low price.
Nallur which is part of the Jaffna town is another place where you can find lodging and food. Here most of the hotels offer European style rooms with breakfast. It is better to make advance booking, if you are going to visit in the Nallur Murugan Temple festival season.
Most of the Jaffna hotels offer transport service with or with out A/C for their customers at an affordable rate. You can hire or self drive Japanese cars and vans for transport around the Jaffna district from your accommodation providers.
Visitors can get vegetarian and Non-vegetarian meals from their hotel or lodge. Most of the Jaffna people are Hindus and they don't eat non-veg food around the month of August as they used to celebrate their local temple festivals. There are many top class restaurants that can offer you Eastern, Western and popular Jaffna dishes in good atmosphere.
Jaffna is famous for its untouched virgin silver sand beaches, golden sand beaches around Indian ocean and lagoons, Palmyra trees and their products, fresh seafood and local traditional dishes.
Notice to Travelers to The North.
All of a sudden a travel permit was introduced to the foreign passport holders in the month of October 2014. Those who want to travel to the North must get prior approval from the Authorities of the Sri Lanka Defense Department. The restrictions made plenty of travelers including tourists stranded at the Omnthai check point as they didn't expect such a decision from the authorities without prior notice.
So, if you are a foreign passport holder and want to travel to Jaffna as a tourist or on personal interest, then you have to get the visit permission from the Sri Lanka Defense Department. It is better to make inquiry from your travel agent or hotel management.
Up to now there are no clear instructions on how to proceed with your travel permit from them. More Details
Latest News on Travel to Jaffna.
"According to MOD sources, Sri Lankan expatriates who visit Sri Lanka to meet their families in the North are not required to obtain prior permission from the Ministry of Defence, but foreign nationals wishing to travel to the North either as tourists or in connection with projects will need prior permission from the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development."
Read more: thesundayleader.lk - 2014/10/26/