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Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil

Nainativu Island, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Fun day on local transport to get to this Kovil

Half the fun was catching the local bus and local boat to get over to the island to view this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Perth western australia
great view of the kovil from the sea

on your way to the island this kovil can not be missed. it standouts majestically. you may go in... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Nainativu Island, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

Half the fun was catching the local bus and local boat to get over to the island to view this Kovil.Nothing else worth seeing on this island but this definately was.Huge impressive Hindu temple that had a ceremony on whilst we were there.Very beautiful

Thank caddyandbellA
Reviewed 25 December 2017

on your way to the island this kovil can not be missed. it standouts majestically. you may go in leaving your shoes at the door. closer to the departure ferry terminal.

Thank dineshpr1980
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Started with a bumpy car drive to the jetty. Distance not far but time taken . The boat is run down with lack of life jackets for some.price only 30 SLR but safety is a concern.took 20 Min and dripped at Buddhist shrine. Walked 200...More

Thank Thanaraj S
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil is a few hundred meters away from the Nagadeepa Buddhist viharaya. It is a pleasent sight to see hindus & Buddhist worship at each others sacred places here. The kovil is a beautiful place & is well maintained.

Thank Harsha P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

When in Jaffna you should not miss out visiting Nainativu. Now road towards Nainativu is excellent and takes lesser time to reach ferry service point. start early in the morning to avoid hot sun. This island is equally important religious place for Hindus and Buddhists.

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Good boat ride experience. Free lunch everyday for any number of guests.. Heritage temple. Nicely maintained. Clean.

Thank Ratnarajah R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Visiting Nainativu was one of the highlights of my entire trip to Sri Lanka. The ferry ride was an extraordinary experience (I was on a scooter) and while there isn't much to do on the island itself this Hindu complex is well worth the half...More

1  Thank alexwalters752017
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We always go there. We should go by Ferry. It's a very nice experience. Don't miss out. Then it's a Hindu religious place but now a days it becomes as muli cultural place. We can enjoy the alms giving every day.

Thank Aravinthan V
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The boat ride itself is fun; Its easy to hire a private boat very cheap if you have a group of more than 5 people well worth the price; The Temple itself it beautiful; The priest and management are very accommodating to all the people...More

1  Thank Meera A
Reviewed 1 April 2017

It would take around an hour or so to reach to the shore to take the boat to go to this island. It is a famous temple for the Tamils. Even though we were told that the Navy was operating the boats, finally we ended...More

Thank tmvint
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16 February 2017|
Response from sbalenthiran | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Naga Pooshani Amman temple is in an island (Nainativu) off Jaffna Sri Lanka. From Mumbai take a flight to Colombo. Stay the night in Colombo and get a train to Jaffna. Good hotels available in Jaffna. Once you are in... More