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Nagadipa Purana Vihara

Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Another temple

Spending a lot of time in the southern parts of the country the Buddhism is all-around. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Harsh but Worth seeing

The boat ride to Nagadipa may be bit unsafe. But experience with local pilgrims is really good. No... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Travel W
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Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spending a lot of time in the southern parts of the country the Buddhism is all-around. There is a temple literary every where so this wasn't our main purpose for visiting Nainativu. We strolled here after visiting the kovil further north. There is an entrance...More

Thank Annasdotter
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The boat ride to Nagadipa may be bit unsafe. But experience with local pilgrims is really good. No good restrooms in Nagadeepa island. Be prepared.

1  Thank Travel W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Nagadeepa Viharaya has ancient Buddhist value. This is one of the places where Lord Buddha have visited Sri Lanka. There are local boat rides to the island from Kurikadduvan jetty. 20Rs charged per head one way. A must visit

1  Thank Athmajan V
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Must visit place, you need to travel in a ferry to get to nagadeepa, not a busy place but please be in your best behaviour. DO NOT TAKE or HARM the surroundings take some dry rations for the temple and some food for the dogs...More

2  Thank Nissanka N
Reviewed 23 March 2017

baudhdhgamikayange withrak nemei hamogema hith niwena thanak. well maintained. im not happy of boats which we have to travel.

Thank Jinna A
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Nagadipa Purana Vihara has a historical importance as it was the functioning while the war was going on in the area. From Jaffna town, it will take a about one hour drive (approx 35km but road conditions will slow you down) to go to point...More

2  Thank Chrys_Perera
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Boat ride is good! It's good to walk around inside the island if you got enough time! Boat people charging Rs 40 each side!

Thank Manesh U
Reviewed 11 March 2017

You should go there by a boat. It takes about 15minutes to travel by boat. Rs. 50 per one head. Go at least 6am to the boat. Heavy crowd. A sacred place. Load Buddha has been to this place.

1  Thank Nirosha D
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Our driver from the Valampuei Hotel parked at the Parking lot and we walked along the causeway to the Ferry section. We got into a privately owned Ferry. Getting in and out is tough for the elderly and less agile. You sit in the bowels...More

1  Thank Sharmini R
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you would like to see a lot of snake like statues the i recommend you go to the suburbs of Nagadipa Purana Vihara

1  Thank janon2011
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9 November 2016|
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Response from sreemathymohan | Reviewed this property |
You can't take your car on the ferry. And within the island they have autos, as you get off