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Nallur Kovil, Jaffna

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Exceptionally colorful and steeped in history, Nallur Kovil represents the largest complex of Hindu temples in the country. Built in 1734, this shrine serves as the hub of the area's religious activity, so you'll always have a chance to observe local customs and traditions. Ring a brass bell or say a prayer at the sacred tree in the southern courtyard before exploring the nearby eateries and other attractions. Make Nallur Kovil a part of your Jaffna vacation plans using our Jaffna tour planner.
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Where to stay in Jaffna

Jaffna offers a scattered few accommodations for its visitors. They primarily take the form of guesthouses, with some more refined as well as some very basic options on the major boulevards and side streets close to the station. Take a peek close to the main green areas in town for some standard, purpose-built hotels, with larger rooms and a few more amenities. Alternatively, look around the peninsula for some more rural places to stay, primarily located near the coast.
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  • This temple is very well known in Jaffna. They manage to maintain and improve the interior of the temple each year. It looks much better compared to the last time I visited this temple 4 years ago.  more »
  • Beautiful temple. The outside is amazing and also very similar inside. There were some construction work going on inside which kind of ruined the experience a bit. People have to respect the people an...  more »
  • Important Kovil in the center of Jaffna. Was undergoing repairs when we visited. Men are required to remove shirts.  more »