Jaffna is a city on the northern tip of Sri Lanka. Nallur Kandaswamy is a huge Hindu temple with golden arches and an ornate gopuram tower. By the coast, star-shaped Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and later occupied by the Dutch and British. Jaffna Public Library is a symbol of the city’s post-war regeneration. Jaffna Archaeological Museum has Dutch cannons and pre-colonial artifacts.
People in Sri Lanka will tell you that the Jaffna mango (or Karutha Colomban) is the best on the island. Street vendors usually sell mango snacks with a sprinkling of chilli, sugar and salt. Only eat these street delicacies if your tummy is strong and can handle street food! Another option is to buy some at the market