Jaffna - the hub of Hindu culture in Sri Lanka, is an exciting place to visit. Remote island shrines, ancient archeological sites, healing water springs and unspoiled beaches are just a few of the must visit attractions of the area. With an identity that has been shaped by a wide cross section of influences, the Jaffna town is a unique mix of colourful temples, huge cathedrals and narrow roadways lined with Dutch and British colonial residences. Jaffna’s premier place of Hindu worship, the famous Nallur Kandasamy Kovil, attracts hundreds of pilgrims and devotees. A walk through the bustling Jaffna market which is full of locally produced goods, is an insight into the Jaffna way of life. On the southern edge of the peninsula is the second largest fort in the island, the Jaffna Fort which extends over an area of 4 acres. In the North towards Kankesanturai are the Keeramalai hot springs and the ruins of the Kanthrodai Buddhist temple. A day trip to the islands will allow you to explore the island of Delft, which has the ruins of a Portuguese Fort, and the Nainativu Island which is home to the ancient Nagadeepa Buddhist temple. The vibrant, colourful city of Jaffna is located on an island like peninsula in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Jetwing Jaffna is conveniently situated on Mahatma Gandhi Road, within close proximity of the city centre and its many attractions. The Jaffna Peninsula, connected to the rest of Sri Lanka by a narrow strip of road at Elephant Pass, is a fascinating place to explore. Jaffna, which is closer in distance to South India than to Colombo, has retained much of the unique character and culture brought by the early South Indian migrants. Located 365 km away from the main airport, and 398 km away from the capital city Colombo, it is well served by public transport with buses and trains coming in frequently from the South and other areas. Jetwing Jaffna is within walking distance of the bustling market with its variety of locally produced goods, the Public Library and the Clock Tower, and is an ideal base for excursions to the surrounding islands, famous historical and religious sites and the wide, sandy beaches of the coastline. Located on 40 perches of land in the heart of the town, the stunning seven storey building offers a panoramic view of Jaffna and its surroundings. The town of Jaffna, or Yaalpaanam as it is locally known, with its fascinating mix of colonial charm and Tamil culture is situated in the northernmost peninsula of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the Jaffna lagoon, this part of the country is a wonderful place to visit if you want a holiday with a difference. Jetwing Jaffna offers luxuriously comfortable accommodation in the form of 55 deluxe bedrooms. Elegantly furnished in a culturally contemporary style, the rooms are large and airy, with magnificent views of the town. The main restaurant which can seat 100, features a wide variety of local and international menus. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant provides traditional Jaffna and South Indian food as well as a host of Asian, Western and Mediterranean meals. In addition, the hotel is next to a Cargills supermarket, complete with food court, movie theater, bank (including an ATM) and a fuel station. Combining traditional Sri Lankan hospitality with impeccable service, and only 5 minutes away from the Jaffna railway station and city center, Jetwing Jaffna is the ideal venue for your business or leisure trip. Jaffna's first major luxury hotel project after the end of the civil war; Jetwing Jaffna features 55 exclusive rooms which have been designed to combine the historical heritage of the North with every modern convenience you could wish for. Luxuriously comfortable and tastefully decorated in rich, vibrant hues, accommodation at Jetwing Jaffna is available in the form of 55 deluxe rooms. Exuding a relaxing and elegant ambiance, the rooms feature king sized beds with ultra comfortable bedding, air conditioning, an en suite bathroom with hot and cold water showers, Cable TV, Wi fi access, IDD facility, tea and coffee making facility, a mini fridge, electronic safe, iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Each room has its own private balcony which gives guests the opportunity to enjoy an unobstructed view of the Jaffna town and the ocean. Among the 20 twin rooms and 35 double rooms, are 10 interconnecting rooms which are ideal for families looking for extra space and privacy while on vacation. Baby cots and torches can be supplied on request, and the hotel offers 3 rooms which are specially equipped for the differently abled. Jaffna cuisine is famous for its use of fresh seafood, and the restaurant at Jetwing Jaffna offers a scrumptious array of crab, prawn and cuttlefish dishes which have been cooked to perfection with the distinct flavours of Northern cooking. Serving authentic Jaffna and South Indian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, the main restaurant at Jetwing Jaffna is a blend of traditional and contemporary sophistication. Visually spectacular in every way, the elegantly furnished dining venue with its amazing view over Jaffna has a seating capacity of 100 and is also wheel chair accessible. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu includes Asian, Western and Mediterranean dishes and a wide range of vegetarian and seafood favourites which include the fiery red Jaffna crab curry and Odiyal Kool (a seafood broth). Locally produced vegetables are used to create the most mouth-watering curries for dosai, roti, string hoppers and pittu that are signature Jaffna dishes. The bar which is located within the main restaurant is open from 11.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and offers a sophisticated menu of wines and beverages in an elegant and private area which is perfect for a relaxed get together with a small group of people. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or wanting to explore the beauty of the Northern peninsula, Jetwing Jaffna offers a wide range of excellent facilities combined with exceptional service for a vacation that is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Set apart from other tourist destinations in Sri Lanka by its austere beauty, Jaffna boasts pristine beaches, beautiful offshore islets and a rich cultural heritage, and Jetwing Jaffna with its central location is the perfect base for excursions into the surrounding areas. Use the preferred method of transport in the area – the bicycle, to cycle around Jaffna town and catch a glimpse of local town life as you stop by at the main market. Standing tall against the city skyline, the hotel which features 55 luxuriously furnished bed rooms and a tastefully designed dining area, also offers a meeting and conference room facility which can host a business meeting or intimate function for 35 – 40 people. As one of Jaffna’s major luxury hotel projects, Jetwing Jaffna proudly welcomes guests with the warmth and sincerity of Sri Lankan hospitality and offers an array of facilities that are guaranteed to satisfy the needs of both business and leisure travelers.