Train Journey to Jaffna
Yal Devi train resumed service between Colombo to Jaffna in restored tracks in 2014 after almost 25 years in absence due to the war.
Jaffna Nallur Kandaswamy Temple
Nallur Kandaswamy temple is one of the most impressive religious buildings in Jaffna and one of the most significant Hindu temple complexes in the country dedicated to God Murugan.
The Jaffna Library was once considered as one of the biggest libraries in Asia. It was first built in 1933 and was burnt down by the Sinhalese mob in 1981.
The ancient Jaffna Fort is the second largest existing fort in Sri Lanka. Originally built by the Portuguese in 1619 and re-built and expanded by the Dutch during the second half of the 17th and the 18th centuries to facilitate trading activities of Sri Lanka’s northern region.
Aluvihara Cave Temple
Aluvihara Cave Temple is a set of cave temples in between huge boulders. Aluvihara plays a significant role in the history of Buddhism, since it was here that the most important set of Theravada Buddhist scriptures, the Tripitaka, or “Three Baskets”, were first committed to writing.
In the forest you can spot plenty of elephants, water buffalo and torque macaques. However, sighting are very low of these mammals: loris, wild boar, sloth bear, spotted deer, pangolin, bandicoot rat, porcupine, jackal, leopard, rusty spotted cat, mongoose. The avifauna includes a variety of endemic birds.
Wasgamuwa National Park
This park is home to 23 species of mammal and reptiles and is especially known for its high abundance of sloth bears (Melursus Ursinus). It’s home to some of the largest Asian elephants and the “marsh elephant” of Wasgamuwa are reputedly the largest of the Sri Lankan elephants
Spices have long been important in the commercial history of Sri Lanka. With so many spices and herbs growing on the island’s shores, it is unsurprising that they were used to barter and trade between the sea-faring merchants and have been a main export of Sri Lanka through the ages.
Minneriya National Park
During July to September, one of the world’s top ten wildlife spectacles takes place, known as ‘The Gathering’, where more than 250 elephants gather around Minneriya water tank in search of food and water.
At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.Discover Tailor-Made