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Nallur Temple

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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Nainativu

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Delft Island. (Neduntivu)

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Neduntivu Island in Jaffna, Sri Lanka is popular for its feral ponies and remains of a 1000 year old ancient temple built by the Chola Dynasty. As well as the ruins of a Dutch colonial fort built as a guard point is still visible here. During their ruling Dutch Government named the Neduntivu Island with a Dutch town name as Delft. Also they renamed other islets around here with Dutch. If you happened to visit to Nainatheevu Island, then it is easy to travel from there to this island, where small number of Tamil families living with the presence of the SL armed forces.

Don't confuse this Sri Lanka island with the Delft City, in Netharlands. Delft Island in the Northern province of Sri Lanka had its name actually as "Pasuth Theevu" in the ancient times. And later the Portuguese changed it as "Ilha das Vacas" (Island of Cows). Later the island was re-named after the Dutch city of Delft by Rijckloff van Goens. Now it is called as Delft and Nedunthivu as it was called by the last British Rulers.

Visiting Delft Island.

  • Go to Jaffna or while visiting Northern Province you can visit this island.
  • From the Jaffna city, travel to Kurikadduvan Jetty by public bus or by any vehicle.
  • There are limited passenger boat services are offered to Delft Island which is operated by the RDA and the local Government body.
  • Catch a boat from there, it may take nearly 45 - 60 minutes of Ocean travel to reach the Delft Island .
  • There are private speed boat service too available to and from the Delft Island .

Accommodation in the Delft Island.

  • There is a hotel named Delft Samudra Hotel.
  • Along with Rooms, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served here.
  • Seafood is very popular with special mixed seafood soup.
Delft Island Neduntivu

Important places in Delft.

  • Portuguese Fort: This Fort was built by Portuguese to defend Sri Lanka from the invading forces via North and to protect their shipping businesses during their rule.
  • Baobab Tree: Don't miss this large African origin tree in this island that was brought and planted by the Portuguese.
  • Banyan Tree: A wide open banyan tree which extends its canopy over a large area, where it started basically to grow on a Palmyra tree.
  • Quindah Tower: This tower used to be a mariner's support.
  • Wild Horses: Plenty of wild horses are wandering in this island. Actually they were from the Portuguese rule over this island where you can find the old stables too here.
  • Sarapiddy: This is the place for water source for the whole island.
  • Foot Print: Large footprint that measures nearly a meter.
  • Old Stables: Stables in Sarapiddy were said to be built by Englishman Nolan. Now you can see the remaining only.
  • Pigeon Nest (House): Place where message transporting Pigeons used to live.
  • Growing Stone: This is being worshiped by the local people.
  • Giant Foot print: Ancient foot prints on rocks.
  • Palmyra Tree with 12 Branches
  • Boundary walls that are made with coral stones.

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