We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
chandimad2017
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
via mobile
Ruins

This is an old fort bungalow built by the Colonial rulers for them.The basic structure is still... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
3SEse7
via mobile
Read all 42 reviews
54
All photos (54)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good53%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the pearl”(3 reviews)
About
Contact
Arippu, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
Website
Improve This Listing
Reviews (42)
Filter reviews
42 results
Traveller rating
14
22
6
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
14
22
6
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the pearl beautiful place watch the sunset sri lanka indian ocean early morning bungalow sir ruins roadside structure visitors
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 42 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This is an old fort bungalow built by the Colonial rulers for them.The basic structure is still standing. This place is neglected. A beautiful sea view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Why are such historical sites not maintained and properly presented to visitors. So sad to see that nothing is being done to maintain and present these sites to interested visitors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JJ1701
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ranasingheroshane3
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank chandimad2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank janakan2017
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mirani123
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Palmyrah Garden Hotel
7 reviews
24.11 km away
The Backwaters
42 reviews
57.57 km away
Dutch Bay Resorts
68 reviews
59.85 km away
Forest Rock Garden Resort
431 reviews
66.95 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Rangiri Restaurant
12 reviews
71.83 km away
Mango Mango
546 reviews
71.41 km away
Angel Rest Restaurant
18 reviews
63.00 km away
Seedevi Family Restaurant
202 reviews
72.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 10 nearby attractions
Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu
63 reviews
30.71 km away
Wilpattu National Park
340 reviews
57.78 km away
Mannar Island
86 reviews
42.74 km away
Thanthirimale
33 reviews
22.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
deebeewere
26 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Janaka B | Reviewed this property |
Hi The closest is Mannar, we stayed at Hotel Ahash and there are few more
0
Votes