A totally different experience can be achieved by visiting the largest island in Sri lanka.This include the1 hr free of charge ferry journey which is a amazing experience.
If planning for one day visit the first boat is at 9.00 from the Kurikadduwan jetty ( The same jetty which is also used to start the boat journey to Nagadeepa) and the ride is free of charge. last boat departs from the island at 2.30. So you have 4 hrs to see the island. There 2-3 dimo batta lorries with seats to hire (3000 Rs) or there are 3 wheelers. ( Even CTB buses- But on main roads only)
Attractions include Old Dutch fort, Old Hospital, Pigeon Tower, Growing stone, Adam's foot, several lakes, The 2nd largest Biobab tree in SL, Ruins of old dutch horse shed, Ruins of a Stupa and the spectacular view of wild horses touring free.
Lunch can be arranged on pre arrangement with the only hotel at the entrance to the island.
Best time to visit is the wet period because in the dry season there is lime dust all over.
There is a Large navy camp here and no security issues.
It takes one hr from Jaffna to the Jetty where the boat starts.
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