Transfer from Wilpattu to Anuradhapura
The drive from Wilpattu National Park to Anuradhapura is approximately an hour.
Travel from Anuradhapura to Jaffna (Rail Journey)
Board the 'Queen of Jaffna Express' train for a three-hour ride that travels across the barren landscape of the Vavuniya.
Having lived through an insurgent uprising, military occupation and extensive damage, Jaffna, the capital of Sri Lanka's Northern Province, is returning to normalcy since the end of a thirty year long civil war.
Regularly invaded by South Indian Rulers, followed by Portuguese, Dutch and British rulers, Jaffna experienced a short lull of peace with the independence from Britain before being occupied by the LTTE in 1986, then Indian Peace Keepers and the Sri Lankan Army. The fascinating town is an absorbing mix of colonial charm and vibrant Tamil culture, while the Jaffna Peninsula and surrounding islands offer a string of remote temples, Hindu and Buddhist alike, and more off-beat beaches.
Pedal through Jaffna
Today bicycles will be provided to explore some of the key sites of Jaffna. This is a fun way to discover the city. Visit the fort, the library, Supramaniyam park and Jaffna church, amongst other sites.
Dinner with Local Family
Dinner will be arranged at a traditional Jaffna home and opportunity will be given to exchange cultural values and understanding the life style of an ordinary family. Our local Tamil guide will be there to assist, translate and provide details.
For the main course "Pittu" (made out of rice flour and coconut scrap) will be served with crab curry, fried prawns, cuttlefish, mashed omelettes mixed with dried fish, dhal curry with fish and plain gravy. This is the real deal, a true Jaffna feast. Mangoes and jackfruit are also available during the season and other periods, papaya and Jaffna's special banana called ("Nettrampalam") will fill that gap.
You will be staying at Fox Resort, bed and breakfast