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11 Attractions to Explore Near Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil
Nallur Kandaswamy KovilJaffna, Sri Lanka

Nallur Kovil is a Hindu temple in Nallur, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The temple was built in 1735, and it’s considered as one of the most important Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, the presiding deity is Lord Murugan.

Nearby Attractions

Jaffna Market
Jaffna Market2.28 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Jaffna Market is located in the heart of Jaffna city. The market features exclusive souvenirs that are hard to find outside the market. The market is also famous for the vendors and shops that sells fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also find apparel, gold, food, and utensils here.

Jaffna library
Jaffna library2.37 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

A public library located in the city of Jaffna, it is considered as one of the most important and historical places in Jaffna. In 2001 the library was restored after it was burned in 1981. At that time it was the largest library in Asia containing over 97,000 books. The building's classical lines and beautiful proportions make it stand out architecturally.

Casuarina Beach
Casuarina Beach18.39 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Casuarina Beach is about 20 km from Jaffna. The beach is known for its crystal clear water and white sand. The beach is named after the Casoorina Trees which dominates the beach. The beach has limited options for water sports but it is a fabulous place for walking and swimming.

Hammenhiel Fort
Hammenhiel Fort20.31 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Hammenhiel fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. The fort served both as a prison and an armory storage. Now the fort is turned into a hotel, so the visitors can explore history through its wall. The guests can experience the prison life and even sleep on an actual cell.

Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya
Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya28.82 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Nagadipa Purana Vihara is a Buddhist temple and it is one of the 16 holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. Nagadipa Purana Vihara is known as the place where Buddha visited to resolve the dispute between two kings of Naga.

Nainativu
Nainativu29.92 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Nainativu is a small island revered by Buddhists and Hindus for centuries, the island houses the Hindu shrine of Nagapooshani Amman Temple and the Buddhist shrine Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya.

Delft Island
Delft Island41.87 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Delft island is also known as Neduntheevu among locals. It's in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. The island has a 1,000-year-old temple on its west coast and remains of a Dutch fort.

Mannar Island
Mannar Island72.30 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Mannar Island located in the Northern province in Sri Lanka, the island is best known for the sunny weather, palm trees, and the and large areas of white sands. It is recommended to visit the island between July and September.

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)72.31 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

This sanctuary is created in the year of 1967 for the conservation of the near threatened Blackbuck antelope.

Dhanushkodi
Dhanushkodi86.75 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town in the southeastern tip of Pamban Island. The town was destroyed during the 1964 Rameswaram cyclone.

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram
APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram93.66 KMs away from Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

This is a memorial for the former president of India DR APJ Abdul Kalam. This is the hometown of Kalam and place where he was buried.