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Northern Province

The Northern Province  has a land area of 8,884 km2, and is comprised of five administrative districts: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mulaitivu, Vavuniya and Mannar. Jaffna is considered the cultural capital of the province with its vibrant Tamil-Hindu religious sites; the natural beauty is unique to the peninsula.

Northern Province

The Northern Province  has a land area of 8,884 km2, and is comprised of five administrative districts: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mulaitivu, Vavuniya and Mannar. Jaffna is considered the cultural capital of the province with its vibrant Tamil-Hindu religious sites; the natural beauty is unique to the peninsula.

The Keeramali hot water spring, the Buddhist temples and Hindu kovils as well as a the famous Madu Matha Church ( Roman Catholic Shrine of our lady of Madu ) showcase the rich history of the area. The longest festival in Sri Lanka spanning for over 25 days is the Nallur Festival of the Nallur Kovil in its entire splendor, as well as the colourful arts, crafts, and treats at roadside shops.

The North coast offers virgin beaches fringed with Palmyra trees and transparent waters of Casuarina Beach against the wild, unforgettable sand dunes of Manalkadu.

The province also has a number of lagoons, the largest being the Jaffna Lagoon, and the pannai causeway connecting the peninsula as well as the Portuguese built Jaffna Fort are among the places of interest. The many islands around such as Delft, Kayts, Neduntivu, Karaitivu, Pungudutivu and Mandativu can be access by boats.

The food in Northern Province brings in distinct flavours and mix of typical spices, particularly the seafood rich ‘Jaffna Kool’ is a popular dish.