4 days in Ragama, Mannar & Jaffna Itinerary

4 days in Ragama, Mannar & Jaffna Itinerary

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4 days in Ragama, Mannar & Jaffna Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  45​min
1
Ragama
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Mannar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Jaffna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Anuradhapura

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Ragama

Ragama ©
Ragama is a town/suburb of Colombo, located in the Western Province, Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mother of Expectation Church Eldeniya Kadawatha, meet the residents at Water World Lanka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Hustlers Paintball.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ragama day trip website .

Colombo to Ragama is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Ragama can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mannar.

Things to do in Ragama

Historic Sites Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hustlers Paintball, Holy Mother of Expectation Church Eldeniya Kadawatha, Water World Lanka, Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery
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Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka ©
Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka
Water World Lanka ©
Water World Lanka

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Mannar

Mannar ©
Mannar, formerly spelled Manar, is a large town and the main town of Mannar District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya, then don't miss a visit to Baobab Tree, and then head off the coast to Mannar Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mannar trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ragama to Mannar in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaffna.

Things to do in Mannar

Parks Nature
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Mannar Island ©
Mannar Island
Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya ©
Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya
Baobab Tree ©
Baobab Tree

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Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get lost in a book at Jaffna Public Library, contemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayts Causeway, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jaffna travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Mannar to Jaffna takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Jaffna

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Jaffna Fort ©
Jaffna Fort
Jaffna Public Library ©
Jaffna Public Library

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