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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.
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Colombo to Jaffna by road will take around 6 hours of driving in a good vehicle. This Jaffna route covers towns, villages and forests on your way to Jaffna. On the way to Jaffna you can find lot of petrol stations (Now QR code is required), fast food joints, Sri Lanka food shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Most of these places provide WC and ample car parking space. Even at grocery stores you can buy mineral water, soft drinks, Biscuits along with packed food items at important Junctions on the Jaffna Colombo road. Check for the marked price and expiry dates on the products. If you are traveling in the night time must be careful about the parked vehiles without parking lights.
Colombo to Jaffna Distance: 394 Km.
Kinds of Roads: Expressway and Asphalt Roads.
Road Signs: Well placed and Visible. Pedestrian crossing is marked in white color.
Traffic Signals: Jaffna town is now being fitted with Traffic signal lights at important road junctions.Also many towns on the way to Jaffna have Road Signal Lights.
Meanwhile there are many streets are restricted as one way only. So see the road signs at the street junctions and act according to them to avoid fines from Police officers.
Private Vans are offering Colombo to Jaffna transport for expatriate Tamil People at the price of Rs 5,000/- per seat and Rs 5,000/- for a large luggauge to carry with the passengers. (Good for Tamil speaking Tourists coming from USA, UK and Europe)
Train Service To Jaffna.
Colombo A/C Intercity Express train will reach Jaffna by 6 hours of Time. Reserved seats are priced at Rs 3,200/-. It will stop only on the main stations up to Vavuniya Station. After Vavuniya Station they will stop at all the stations. Tuk Tuk (Aato - 3 Wheels) and Private cars are available out side of the Jaffna station to reach your home or to your Hotels.
For trouble free driving top up your mobile data plan for your Smartphone or Tablet. Switch on your GPS and activate your Google map. Feed your current position and the destination, for easy riding. Also you can ask people on the street and the assistance from nearby Police personal.
Express Way: Ride though Expressway from Peliyagoda up to Negombo town. Pay at the exist Toll post.
Route 1: Via Chilaw, Puttalam, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route 2: Through Kurunegala, Dambulla, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route 3: Via Chilaw, Puttlam, (Mannar Road) Silavaththurai, Poonagari to Jaffna.
In the Expressways, three wheels (Tuk Tuk) and motorbikes are not allowed to ride through it. It is against the law and the violator will be prosecuted.
Popular spots to stop and to get refreshment and some rest on the Jaffna Colombo Route.
Anuradhapura, Murukandy, Kilinochchi, Elephant Pass and Pallai
To avoid traffic in Colombo, start your journey from Jaffna by 5:00 AM.
If you are riding on good average speed you can reach Colombo by evening 2.00 PM.
Keep your vehicle's speed limit at the required rate as per the road signs. Traffic Police personal used to catch violators on this route.
At day time, use the outer roads of Jaffna Town as the Town used to experience heavy traffic on its narrow roads on working days.
Get your favorite FM Radio's Island wide broadcasting frequency meter number, as the radio stations will stop functioning when you come out of Colombo limit.
And in some place there may be no radio signals won't be available, so keep your CD and USB storage ready with your favorite songs.
During the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple Annual Festival Pointpedro road will be closed for nearly 28 days. Use the alternative routes.