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Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.
Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.
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Chaaty beach, is one of the beautiful beaches, located in the Jaffna District of Sri Lanka. This silver sand beach provides you with safe, smooth and shallow water. Sharks are never seen around this beach area. We can say this is one of the un-spoilt beautiful beaches in the world. Here, you can walk in to the sea for long distance, and from there you can start to swim towards the deeper part. It is not so deep in the beginning and slowly it will go deep in the distance. Not a rapid deep area and it offers no coral too. Here this sea turns in to beautiful color according to the sun light where the sea water color can turn to be blue to green. No large waves hit this area as this calm beach is one of the best places for children and adults. No hotel facilities are available in the beach's vicinity. But the Jaffna town hotels are not far from here, specially the Jaffna Tilco Hotel and the Jetwing Hotel. Chaaty beach is located in the Mankumban village area next to the Kayts road. Europeans and Americans used to call this beach as virgin beach. Very few local people used wander around this beach. Most of them are pilgrims who are traveling in between Nainativu (Nagadeerpa) and the main town Jaffna. Sorry no water sports equipments are available in this area for hire or to purchase.
Note: No hotel or Shops are available in this area.. So it is advisable to visit this beach with enough mineal water for drinking purpose. Also get some sun protection cream, sun glasses and caps for you use during the day time.
Hotel facilities are not available in the beach's vicinity. On the other hand the Jaffna town hotels are not far from this area, specially the Tilco and the Jetwing Hotels. This beach is located in the Mankumban Village area next to the Kayts road. Europeans and Americans used to call this beach as virgin beach. Because there used to be very few local people wander around this area. Most of them are pilgrims who are traveling in between Nainativu (Nagadeepa) and the main town Jaffna.
It is better to visit this beach early morning or in the evening as the sun is very hot and can make you tired very quickly. You can visit there by vehicle, motorbike and bicycle or by public transport. If you travel by public transport some time you may have to walk some distance if the bus is not along the cross route. When you are going to visit there take all the necessary things with you as there are few shops only available in this area that is too in the Mankumban village.
So if you are visiting Jaffna in the Northern part of Sri Lanka, mark this Chatty Beach in your Sri Lanka Tour Itinerary.
October to December is monsoon period in Jaffna where you can experience heavy rainfalls here.
The month of April is with high temperature and Sri Lanka people used to avoid beach areas during this period.