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Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.
Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.
Colombo to Jaffna by road will take around 7 hours of driving in a good vehicle, if the weather condition is good. You will have to pass through Towns, villages, paddy fields and forests on your way. On the Jaffna route you can find lot of petrol stations, Fast food joints, local food shops, Restaurants and Coffee shop. Most of them have WC and ample car parking space. Even at grocery stores you can buy mineral water, soft drinks along with packed food items at important Junctions on the Jaffna Colombo road. Check for the marked price and expiry dates on the products.
Colombo to Jaffna Distance: 394 Km.
Roads: Expressway and Asphalt Roads.
Road Signs: Well placed and Visible. Pedestrian crossing is marked in white color.
Jaffna town is now being fitted with Road Traffic signal lights. Already there many Signals functioning ones in the important junctions.
For trouble free driving Re-fill your data plan account in your Smartphone or tablet. Switch on and activate your Google map and feed your current position and the destination, for easy riding.Also you can switch on the GPS too.
|Express Way:||You can ride though Expressway from Peliyagoda up to Negombo town. Pay at the exist Toll post.|
|Route No 1 :||Via Chilaw, Puttalam, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.|
|Route No 2 :||Via Kurunegala, Dambulla, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.|
|Route No 3 :||Via Chilaw, Puttlam, (Mannar Road) Silavaththurai, Poonagari to Jaffna.|
In the Expressways, three wheels (Tuk Tuk) and motorbikes are not allowed to ride through. It is against the law and the violators will be prosecuted.
Popular spots on the way for stop and to get some rest.
Anuradhapura, Murukandy, Kilinochchi, Elephant Pass and Pallai
To avoid Colombo traffic, start your journey around 5:00AM.
If you are riding on good average speed you can reach Jaffna by evening 2.00 PM.
Keep your vehicle's speed limit at the required rate as per the road sign boards. Police personal used to catch violators on this route.
At day time, use the outer roads of Jaffna Town as the Town used to experience heavy traffic on its narrow roads.
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.