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Fabulous visit.

We drove as far as we could then crammed on the diesel smelling ferry for a wonderful experience. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Buddhist place in Jaffna

This is the one we visited best in Jaffna. Morning time is best to visit. Temple temple is so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Esala R
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove as far as we could then crammed on the diesel smelling ferry for a wonderful experience. A Bhuddist temple and a Hindu temple on a remote island within walking distance of each other. Superb.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the one we visited best in Jaffna. Morning time is best to visit. Temple temple is so historical. 2nd time Buddha was there for resonantly. I can highly recommend someone fallow Buddhism much.

Thank Esala R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Jaffna bus stand threes a bus service to Kurikaddawan which cost you LKR75.00 and after nearly an hours drive, you will be at ferry jetty.There are specific lines for Nagadipa Viharaya, Nagadipa Kovil and Delft Island. Ferry ride takes you about 30mnts and LKR40.00...More

1  Thank WasanthaSamarasekera
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The temple is located in the island of Nainativu ,which is situated in about 35 km from Jaffna city centre.You need to travel by a vehicle upto the island of Pungudutivu,which is about 1.5 hour drive.Once you reach the end of Punkudathiv island drive way,you...More

Thank NKV88
Reviewed 10 August 2018

you cannot travel by vehicle to the place. Must travel by boat and it comes every one hour. Boat would cost Rs.40 per person for one way to the island. travel tips : dress code matters photographs allowed.

1  Thank Mohamed N
Reviewed 1 August 2018

very nice and peacefully place to visit and it is well kept. the boat ride is ok. overall it is nice.

Thank ranmik
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Nagadipa Purana Vihara is a Buddhist temple located on one of the small islands at North of Sri Lanka called Nainativu Island. To get there you have to travel by boat from Punkudutivu. To get to Punkudutivu from Jaffna you will be traveling across a...More

Thank Malalama
Reviewed 20 June 2018

we leave from jafnaa town around 7.00 am & it took one hour drive to jetty. after some kilo meters, road is not quit good. & there's no place to eat. so we brought one of the small village bouquet bread & Margarine & banana...More

1  Thank udayangis
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit place if you are in Jaffna. A historical place for the Buddhists. The boat ride is also enjoyable.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple with ahistorical value . Was renovated after the war . Ladies You need to wear white or simple cloths With sleeves no shorts. Gents better long pants and normal t shirts

1  Thank CK R
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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