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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.
Casuarina Beach is one of the best beaches located in Sri Lanka. This beach is located in Jaffna in the Northern province. Fascinating white sand beach can be found in a village called as Karainagar close to Jaffna Town. The distance from any Jaffna Hotel is around 20 kilometers to this beach. Casuarina beach is connected through a well maintained road called Karainagar Road. It will take around 45 minutes travelling from the Jaffna town to reach this beach. You can use your private vehicle, if you want to stay there till late hours. Otherwise you have to use the public or private busses as their ticket fare is very low. Also there is lot of Tuk Tuk's too available in the day time to and from this beach. Most of these Tuk Tuk vehicles don't have tariff meter. So bargain the price before you board a Tuk Tuk. The beach got it name from the Casuarina trees (Australian Pine tree). These trees should have been planted by the Portuguese Rulers during their rule in Sri Lanka. They had bought Baobab Tree, Potato and chilies to Sri Lanka during their rule.
After the April Incidents lot of foreigners are visiting Jaffna. As they and the Tours operating companies see this place a calm and peaceful place to enjoy holidays. Actually the hotel room rents and cost of living is very low here when compared to other cities in Sri Lanka. Never any incidents were reported against Tourists in the Jaffna District in the recent years. The armed forces and police are providing round the clock security over here. There is no special travel Insurance is required for this area.
Foreign tourist riding through Sri Lanka on a bicycle or motorcycle can visit this beach, once you reach the Jaffna town. Ride on the Manipay road and on the second left junction starts the Karainagar Road. Keep riding on this road passing through paddy fields, and villages. You will have to pass the well laid road that is penetrating through the sea. At the end of Karainagar road you will be in Karainagr and in some distance you can find this fantastic Casuarina beach. Local people use to come here in the morning and in the evening and you will see few people in the beach.
Earlier this place was called as New Amsterdam by the Dutch when they were ruling here. Also they built a small fort called Hammanhiel, off the Southwest corner of the island. Also you can find lot of Hindu temples in the village. This Beach in Karainagar is also called as Casoorina, Cashoorina along few other variants. This is one of the best known beach in the Jaffna distract and lot of people visit here on Sundays and holidays. There is not much bigger waves striking at the shore and it allows tourists to walk far deep in to the sea or to swim around without any fear.
There is lots of Casuarina trees around the beach which offer you shade, if you want to escape from the burning sun while at the beach.
As it is located in a remote area you have to bring all the necessary things that you may need for you and your children while you are spending time there at this place.
This area is in the tropical region although it gets rain during the December season. So you can have fun over there all the other months without the worry of the local climate. Watch out the month of April provides very hot sun in this area. In April go to this beach early morning or in the evening to avoid damaging your skin due to the hot sun.
You can communicate with the visitors in Tamil language in this area. If you don't know Tamil, don't worry you can speak in English as their second language. People are very friendly over here. If you don't know swimming you can ask the local people to assist you by providing two fully dried coconut knotted between with short rope. You can slip the coconuts through your armpit and can float in the sea as it will keep you floating in the sea. This is a popular method for starters at this calm sea to learn swimming
Find boat rides here provided by local people at around the cost of Rs 1,000/-
After the sea bath in this sea, you will feel very hungry and you can see that your skin turned in to dark color due to the sun light and the salty water.
Casuarina Beach, Jaffna Video.