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The beautiful paintings in the temple...

During you visit to the temples, take a ride or a walk around the island. The boat ride to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Well worth the effort

Boty the Buddhist & Hindu tempkes well worth a visit. Inside Buddhist temple are lovely wall... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During you visit to the temples, take a ride or a walk around the island. The boat ride to the island is exciting. Spend some time & explore the island.

Thank Chocolate-marmalade
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boty the Buddhist & Hindu tempkes well worth a visit. Inside Buddhist temple are lovely wall painting depicting the historical story of this spiritual site. Only Buddhist temple in Jaffna area. We had the overcrowded boat that was a little hairaising but return was comfortable.

Thank cgates1955
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

There are 2 interesting temples on this island offshore Jaffna. Buddha is believed to have visited the Buddhist temple which is impressive. I preferred the Hindu temple a short walk away, where a ceremony was underway. We were made to feel welcome; men have to...More

Thank MikeyJP17
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Need to go via a ferry to reach this. Try to go in a week day as the ferry is full of crown in the week ends.

1  Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The temple is itself very beautiful. Definitely a must visit.please remember to take some food for the stray dogs if you are visiting this place and also remember to put the waste in the dustbin. I will definitely come back if ever near the area....More

1  Thank Malki S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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.

Thank MrThrill
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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 esalar
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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
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Sundar M
11 November 2018|
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Response from WasanthaSamarasekera | Reviewed this property |
Votes Nagadeepa Viharaya is a Buddhist Temple and you can go any time. Special times are when Monks sit for their main meal around 11:00 am and also around 6::00pm there will be Bodhi Pooja. Naga Pooshani is the Hindu... More
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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