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Mannar Island - Things to Know Before Visiting

Mannar Island, Sri Lanka


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About Mannar Island

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.

Attractions Near Mannar Island

Dhanushkodi45.94km from Mannar Island

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

Delft Island
Delft Island52.77km from Mannar Island

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.

Nainativu61.28km from Mannar Island

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.

Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya
Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya61.82km from Mannar Island

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.

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram
APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram65.3km from Mannar Island

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.

Jaffna library
Jaffna library70.39km from Mannar Island

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.

Where is Mannar Island

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Northern Province
Northern Province
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The northern province lies close to India, 35km away. It has an area of 8,884 km2, the capital of the province is Jaffna city, the population of the province is 1,058,762. Most of the population are from the Tamil ethnicity. Jaffna city is the cultural city of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.