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5 Jul 2018
“Navy discovery of the bottom bed of the Well”
9 Jun 2018
“Nothing to prove its bottomless”
Nilavarai, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Its quite a hidden little treasure...you have to know where to look to find it, but most of the tuk tuk drivers will know. Its flanked by a little shop and a hindu temple, the waters are dirty and the surrounding area is poorly kept,...More

3  Thank tharmakulasingam2018
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Nilavarai Well, also known as the "Bottomless Well" is one of the most famous sites in Jaffna. Its called "bottomless" because it has water throughout the year and does not dry up even during droughts. An interesting fact about this is that water within the...More

3  Thank Vachintha
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Visited the bottomless well on 24th June 2018. What is important now , that, of Nilavarai Bottomless well, is the recent expedition carried out by the divers of Sri Lanka Navy with an automated robot managed to find the bottom of this mysterious well at...More

4  Thank PMuthuthanthri
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

It has been cleaned by the army and now the water is much more clear and you can see clearly that it is a precious thing for the people at Jaffna.

Thank AYR619
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The locals were diving into the pool, it looked so unhygienic, cannot be a tourist attraction. One can make an attempt to make it a tourist attraction by putting some initiatives around this place. You are charging an entry ticket and a parking fee for...More

1  Thank arinds
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is a historical well and has a poster nearby describing the history of it. It was interesting to read and see the well. You can do the entire visit in about 15 minutes as there is not much to see. A good place to...More

1  Thank PriyanWillemstad
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of history behind this place. If you’re not interested in history not a place to visit. Quite a large well.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It's a huge well, while it's called bottomless, there is a board that documents the Navy divers finding objects at the bottom...they say it's sweet water at the top and seawater at the bottom..with underground tunnels possibly connecting t to other water bodies. Interesting

2  Thank KirtiAnand
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Entrance is free. But if there was a ticket I would never buy it because, personally I think it's a tourist death trap. I wouldn't waste even an hour of my vacation time to checkout this place It's just a well.although they say it's a...More

Thank shanillive
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Don’t waste your time by visiting this place. Actually, there is nothing to see other than dark murky water. This place doesn’t have a car park but they charge a separate fee for parking your car which is unfair. It is not worth visiting this...More

1  Thank Ranuka S
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6 August 2017|
Response from janon2011 | Reviewed this property |
@Namal G, you are really correct. It might reopen the existence of Lemurian cultures