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Ancient bungalow

Pretty easy to access. Just along the roadside. Ancient fort built by the colonial powers in Sri... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Chandima D
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What a magnificent place

This must have been a beautiful place many years ago. Can imagine the grandeur of this place. The... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Arippu, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This must have been a beautiful place many years ago. Can imagine the grandeur of this place. The view from the top is fantastic.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Pretty easy to access. Just along the roadside. Ancient fort built by the colonial powers in Sri Lanka to monitor the pearl trade. Part of the bungalow was collapsed yet good place to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. No tickets needed.

1  Thank Chandima D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very old bungalow, build in 1800, most of the architecture is perished but the main walls still looks very strong. good view near the beach. best time to view is early morning or, evening when sun sets. avoid noon time, it's very very hot.

Thank Morris S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It's a must seen place when you visit Mannar. You have to pass Silawathurai and after 1 hours drive you can come to Doric Bungalow. This was the place where Sir.Fedrick North stayed.

Thank Janaka N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is visible from the road one takes to Mannar and set facing the sea. One can just stop and examine the ruins apparently built for British Governor Frederic North in the18th century.

1  Thank khairy60
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The location selected for a bungalow is excellent. There are many accounts of this bungalow written by early travellers that speak of its grandure. Though in ruins, one could still understand the structural engineering concepts adopted. Wish it could be restored.

Thank indirakah
Reviewed 16 April 2017

the ruins of an early British Governor and in its present state only provides a good view of the sea

Thank Shobhana D
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Its worth a short stop if you are interested in history as its on the way side . Not maintained at all!

Thank Mirani123
Reviewed 6 March 2017

These are the ruins of a former British Governor's residence. Very approachable.Walking idstance from the road. Walk round the back and see the chunks that have fallen into the sea. Be careful near the building as the structure is unstable. If you climb the stairs...More

Thank Gayan P
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A must visit when in Mannar. Sadly falling into ruin and nothing is being done to preserve it. So full of history and an incredibly beautiful place. The drive down to Doric is lovely as well.

Thank Vani S
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Response from Janaka B | Reviewed this property |
Hi The closest is Mannar, we stayed at Hotel Ahash and there are few more