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Raw , real , for the explorer only

We drove from Jaffna, the journey out and the entry into Mannar is pretty . Mannar town itself is... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Wesley M
via mobile
Great place to visit

You need to visit to this peer which is in Mannar Island. The peer now very damaged & not allowed... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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“sri lanka”(23 reviews)
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Mannar, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beat clean view . Nice view and relaxing environment. Place to visit and relaxing walk along the sea

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We drove from Jaffna, the journey out and the entry into Mannar is pretty . Mannar town itself is featureless. For the tourist lacks even the bare necessities - food, toilets etc . Development upside is when trading and travel to/from India recommences. In the...More

1  Thank Wesley M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

You need to visit to this peer which is in Mannar Island. The peer now very damaged & not allowed to go beyond this point.

Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The island can be travelled by bicycle or by scooter. We went all the way to Talaimannar to see the lighthouse and afterwards we watched the sunset at Keeri beach (bit disappointed by the garbage there). A lot of donkeys on this island, hence the...More

Thank AxelB1359
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Mannar - no words. Simple, calm, peace, ... and lot of donkeys :) Fishermen's cottages, Indian ocean, shells. Only few accomodation, but enough.

Thank Zsuzsa S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Please visit this place late evening as the sun is very strong until late evening. The light house looks so magnificent and you can look out to the sea when you stand next to it.

1  Thank ranasingheroshane3
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I am sure that a visit to Mannar in sunny weather would be a very different experience. However we travelled out of season, the skies were gray with occasional rain, and generally it was a bit miserable. There didn't seem to be very much to...More

1  Thank anneelizabeth16
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Mannar area is mainly aimed at bird watching. If you arrive at your accommodation early then take a drive out to the lighthouse and see the jetty at Adams Bridge which is the closest part of the coast to India. Its nothing special but...More

1  Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Amazing place nice people here in Shri Lanka. When you see this palace you can check India is too close. without any glass instrument, you can check India.

Thank Ashok B
Reviewed 27 December 2017

History of Sri Lanka and India where the Ramasetu bridge is. there are lot of islets supposed to have been remanants of a bridge built by Rama king of India when he came to rescue his wife Seeta. Good for seafood and very few places...More

2  Thank Kanishka M
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14 February 2017|
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Response from Seevali D | Reviewed this property |
Yes - As the others have said there is not much choice of food in the town. There are many eating places serving local food such as rice and curry, Dosai, etc. We stayed at a place called "Shellcoast Resort" - a few... More
Rakesh S
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Response from Nimal D | Reviewed this property |
Anuradhapura to T. Mannar is easy by Train But Kandy to T. Mannar by train is bit complicated. Better to get an intercity bus from Kandy to Anuradhapura and then travel by train. However, the train trip is not the best to... More