Nallur Kovil, Jaffna

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Best time to visit is during the evening service after 5PM. Experienced many traditional Hindu rituals before and after the service  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Its the most famous Kovil in Jaffna and most visited Kovil by every religion situated in Jaffna. All men should remove the shirts and enter the Kovil. Check with the pooja time from locals and a visit...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This is another must visit spot,. Inside the temple is just breathtaking. there is a lot to see in the architecture and interior decor. Very strict dress code, no footwear in the temple vicinity.  more »

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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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