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Small buddhist temple with museum

A visit over to this island is interesting but there are not many explicit places to visit. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
must visit temple with boat ride

we had 3 day trip to Jaffna,very interesting culture,different culture,really very nice,we visited... read more

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Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit over to this island is interesting but there are not many explicit places to visit. This buddhist temple, and the nearby hindu one are both worth a bit of time. The small museum has some interesting exhibits

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had 3 day trip to Jaffna,very interesting culture,different culture,really very nice,we visited the Nagadipa temple,1 hr 45 min journey from the Jaffana city center,one of the attractive nice temple in Srilanka,and has a valuable history,we had to pay for the boat ride,but no payment...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

You have to travel by a Boat in the see to reach Nagadeepa Island. The Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple is the key religious place in the Island and there are Hindu Kovils too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

We visited Nainativu island as part of an all day tuk-tuk tour of the Jaffna islands, taking the ferry from Kurikattuwan off Pungudutivu island accessed via the causeway from Jaffna. The ferry runs regularly all day for a nominal fare and stops at this temple...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Dakles
Reviewed January 13, 2019

It is well worth it to go to the island, not only for the temples but to take a tuk-tuk ride around the island (our driver did a great job acting as a tourist guide!). interesting and beautiful. 800 families inhabit the island that has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cgates1955
Reviewed October 31, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeyJP17
Reviewed October 14, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed October 5, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Malki S
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November 11, 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