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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.
Jaffna to Kataragama (Kathirgamam) can be travelled through land routes. While people can travel from Jaffna Railway Station upto Matara by train and then can continue the journey by road. The new Expressway allows quick reach to Kataragama from Colombo City.
Recently a new Railway track had been constructed up to Kataragama and a test run too was made. So in the near future you can travel from Jaffna to Kataragam by train. The new railway line (Phase - 1) from Matara to Beliatta (Cost - US$278 million). This new 27-kilometer railway line has 5 stations and 2 sub lines. On this train route there are 14 bridges, flyovers and 14 subway crossings. Also the Kataragama train will pass through Sri Lanka’s longest rail tunnel a 615 meters long tunnel between Naakuttigama to Kekanadura railway stations. Offical Test Train Run: 06th january 2019. (Top Speed 120 Km/h)
Main railway stations: Kekunadura, Bambarenda, Wewrukannala and Beliatta. Sub stations: Piladuwa and Veherahena
There are plenty star class hotels, guest houses and rest houses are available near to the temple.
During the Kataragam Festival days, Saturdays, Sundays and Poya days, this shrine used to get lot of visitors. So make your bookings early as possible, before you reach the Temple complex, otherwise you may have to pay large sum of money to star hotels. Many people do stop their vans in comfortable places and used to sleep in them.
There are plenty of restaurants and bakery available around this area. Vegetarian food is served at the Hindu rest canteen, three times a day at affordable price. At the Deivanai Amman temple, and Valli Amman temple, they used to provide free lunch, which is called "Annathanam" in Tamil. It is better to inform the authorities early so they can prepare meals for you or to your group of people. Many guest houses allow the visitors to cook their meals in the common kitchen.
Source: Daily News