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Address: Nilavarai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

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amazing natural creation

It is amazing natural creation you can visit in Jaffna. it really helps to Jaffna people by proving drinking water. better to do some more investigations on how this happend

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Sameera P
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

seriously nothing to see here folks. It's just a well with no recorded depth. That's really all there is to it.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is amazing natural creation you can visit in Jaffna. it really helps to Jaffna people by proving drinking water. better to do some more investigations on how this happend

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went on a tuktuk ride around the peninsula. As we passed this well I got out and quit liked it. The colours are nice. It's not worth taking a trip to to only see the well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Slightly disappointing as it was poorly kept (rubbish had been thrown into the well). Similar to a cenote, and if bit more care had been taken this could be developed in to so much more.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wouldnt say it is worth a trip. Might be nice to see if you are in the area - but dont bother otherwise.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nilavarai Bottemless Well is the spring which is the source, from where the sweet water is distributed all over the Jaffna District. There is nothing is exciting to see there but as it is on the way to the northern wing of Jaffna from the city center it is well worth to dop in.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

You need to drive a bit from the city for this attraction. Nothing much to see. Its's jut a big hole in the ground.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is very big well that people say it’s so deep that it has no bottom at all , according to the local people, there was an expedition done by an Englishmen years back and he has not reached the bottom of the well but they have found that the water running under comes from a river may be 100km... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A well (smaller in Size) which do not have (traditional belief and proven recently it seems) bottom near by. Water is really good and quite sufficient to the people who live in Jaffna for drinking purposes as well as for aggro services. Good place to visit and for research work.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A small square well, with steps going into it ... that is fenced off. There is construction going on around it, the place is a mess ... there is no signage - there is no reason to go here unless your passing by and your tuk tuk driver takes you in. Bottomless? Seriously?

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