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Nallur Temple

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Colombo To Jaffna.

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Colombo to Jaffna by road will take around 5 -6 hours of driving in a good vehicle on a sunny day. Also there are facilities available to travel by Air or Train between Colombo and Jaffna city. Jaffna road covers small towns, villages and forests on your way to Jaffna. On the way to Jaffna you can find lot of petrol stations, fast food joints, Sri Lanka food restaurants and coffee shops. Most of these places provide WC and ample car parking space for their guests. Even at grocery stores you can buy mineral water, soft drinks, Biscuits along with packed food items at important Junctions on the Jaffna Colombo road. Check for the marked price and expiry dates on the products. If you are traveling in the night time must be careful about the parked vehicles without parking lights.

Colombo to Jaffna .

By Air. Oneway Rs 22,000/-
Train Service. Price Rs 3,200/-
By Luxury Bus. Rs 3,000/-
Private van (shared) Rs 10,000/-
By personal Private Van. Rs 50,000 - Rs 70,000/- Oneway. (Expressway Toll pay Rs 400/- should be paid by the passenger,)

Colombo to Jaffna Distance: 394 Km.
Kinds of Roads: Expressway and Asphalt Roads. (Traffic Police are manned through out the route)
Road Signs: Well placed and Visible. Pedestrian crossing is marked in white color.
Traffic Signals: Jaffna town is now being fitted with Traffic signal lights at important road junctions. Also many towns on the way to Jaffna have Road Signal Lights.
Meanwhile there are many streets are restricted as one way only. So see the road signs at the street junctions and act according to them to avoid fines from Police officers.

Private Vans are offering Colombo to Jaffna transport for expatriate Tamil People at the price of Rs 5,000/- per seat and Rs 5,000/- for a large luggage to carry with them. (Good for Tamil speaking Tourists coming from USA, UK, Australia, Canada and Europe)

Luxuary bus

Take Care.

  • During the rainy season, flash floods may pass over the roads. Some time they may remove parts of the road. Be careful when you want to drive through the flooded roads.
  • Look out for wild elephants that may wander on the roads, quick crossing deer, wild boars and cattle heard sleeping on some roads that are near to forests.
  • Avoid drinking water from wells in Mankulam and Vavuniya area as some people may get Urinary problems due the high content of the black stone content.
  • For better health drink, bottled mineral water and King Coconut water.
  • Don't drive on the hot road for long hours as any of your previously repaired tube punctures may start to leak air and your travel may be interrupted.
  • Look out for the speed limit displays and follow it, as there are many police officers are there to catch the speeding drivers.
  • On the bends take much care as heavy trucks were used to be parked carelessly by it drivers. (Lot of fatal accidents had taken place in these bends in NP)
  • Also at the bends (curves) don't cross over the single white line as there may be police officers waiting to book you for the offense.

For trouble free driving top up your mobile data plan in your Smartphone or Tablet. Switch on your GPS and activate your Google map. Feed your current position and the destination, for easy riding. Also you can ask people on the street and the assistance from nearby Police personal.

Colombo to Jaffna Routes.

Express Way: Ride though Expressway from Peliyagoda up to Negombo town. Pay at the exist Toll post.
Route 1: Via Chilaw, Puttalam, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route 2: Through Kurunegala, Dambulla, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route 3: Via Chilaw, Puttlam, (Mannar Road) Silavaththurai, Poonagari to Jaffna.

Tourist Transport

In the Expressways, three wheels (Tuk Tuk) and motorcycles are not allowed to ride through it. It is against the law and the violator will be prosecuted by the police officers.

Popular spots for refreshment and some rest on the Jaffna Colombo Route.
Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Murukandy Pillaiyar kovilady, Kilinochchi, Elephant Pass and Pallai

To avoid traffic in Colombo, start your journey from Jaffna by 5:00 AM.
If you are riding on good average speed you can reach Colombo by evening 2.00 PM.
Keep your vehicle's speed limit at the required rate as per the road signs. Traffic Police personal used to catch violators on this route.

Jaffna Colombo Bus Service

At day time, use the outer roads of Jaffna Town as the Town used to experience heavy traffic on its narrow roads on working days.
Get your favorite FM Radio's Island wide broadcasting frequency meter number, as the radio stations will stop functioning when you come out of Colombo limit.
And in some place there may be no radio signals won't be available, so keep your CD and USB storage ready with your favorite songs.
During the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple Annual Festival Pointpedro road will be closed for nearly 28 days. Use the alternative routes.

Sri Lanka - Colombo to Jaffna by Train and Bus. Video Here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVGygVoWOgg

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