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

Reviewed 5 November 2018
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“the pearl”(3 reviews)
Arippu, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
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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
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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.

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
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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