Jaffna Tourism & Travel Guide

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In a country where the overwhelming majority of the population (about 8%) has a car, the buses are the most popular option, not only for urban routes but also to cover long distances, such as the 400 kilometers that separate Colombo of Jaffna, lasting more than 12 hours....

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Fort Jaffna

The city also boasts of a Dutch fort, a bottomless well and many attractive islands.How to get there: There are regular train and bus services to Jaffna from Colombo. The new air conditioned 'Intercity express' is the coolest way to get to Jaffna(no pun intended!).Budget accommodation: 500-800 INR per person.Where to eat: Hotel Rolex's spicy Biriyani is worth a try!
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Temple Road

Things to do: Nallur temple is a prime example of the beauty and grandeur of Tamil architecture.
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About Jaffna

In a country where the overwhelming majority of the population (about 8%) has a car, the buses are the most popular option, not only for urban routes but also to cover long distances, such as the 400 kilometers that separate Colombo of Jaffna, lasting more than 12 hours.Yes... the bus trips are long... very long, made at an average speed of 35 km/h. The buses don't necessarily run at this speed, but due to the traffic, that even in national roads is intense, and mainly due to multiple stops to pick up and drop off passengers, as breaks for rest and meals. Private buses, which are the majority that runs on national roads, are even worse in terms of stops, as they stop to collect passengers at any point, not limited only to the bus stands.Travel on night buses take less time, but this service is only available on few routes, between the biggest cities.In Sri Lanka is few the express buses, that link two points without intermediate stops. However buses with air-conditioning, which are available between the biggest cities as also to the airport, have fewer stops, and some even use the recently open "expressways", a kind of highway that shortens travel time and increases comfort.
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