Travel in the North of Sri Lanka is a true off-the-beaten-track adventure. The islands around the peninsula are fascinating, and the intrepid traveller will be rewarded with a fascinating insight into this historical region of the country. The peninsula consists of Jaffna town itself, with its crumbling but beautiful buildings, the wider countryside characterised by the Palmyra tree and the unique agriculture and the islands of Kayts, Delft and Nainativu.
Jaffna is quite different compared to the rest of Sri Lanka regarding its food, religion, and language. It's a great place to delve into the Tamil culture and ancient sights in an area many tourists don't venture to.
The northern peninsula has very modest infrastructure outside of Jaffna town. If you want to visit this fascinating, vibrant and beautiful area, please contact us. We will be able to discuss options with you and help you discover the best of the region. There is a lot worth seeing!
The north of Sri Lanka was the area most affected by the former conflict and remains, by far, the least developed for tourism. However, with the advent of peace, the region is slowly becoming more accessible.
Cultural Sri Lanka Holiday Ideas:
Digital Detox in Sri Lanka
Step away from the everyday for a one-of-a-kind holiday. Truly off-the-beaten-track with accommodation in our favourite "eco & unique" hotels.
The Undiscovered North & East
A comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka's North taking in The Jaffna Peninsula, Wilpattu National Park and beach time in Trincomalee.
The History & Culture of Sri Lanka
An in-depth journey through Sri Lanka's fascinating history, culture and scenic landscapes.
Sri Lanka and the work of Geoffrey Bawa
This holiday takes in Sri Lanka's varied highlights with a focus on the work of its most famous architect Geoffrey Bawa.