Jaffna District is the northernmost region of the Island of Sri Lanka. It is one of the oldest habitation sites in Lower South Asia, populated by Tamil speaking people. Jaffna is situated within ten degrees of latitude to the north of the equator. It is in close proximity to the sub-continent of India and separated from it by the Palk Strait and the Bay of Bengal.
This region is largely dry, until the monsoon rains falling from October to January bring the countryside back to life. Jaffna is popular for its agriculture- potatoes, onions, mangoes.
The shallow lagoons around the peninsula host an abundance of bird life.
Places to Visit:
- Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
- Nallur Kovil
- Naga dipa Purana Vihara
- Murikandy Pillayar Shrine