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Nagadipa Purana Vihara

Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Buddhist History

Another spot of worship for all buddhists. A place steeped in ledgend and history. A short... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Sunshine Coast
best of best

very beautiful temple .my 1st trip attraction for nagadipa and nagadipa puran vihara also i vist... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Another spot of worship for all buddhists. A place steeped in ledgend and history. A short distance travel by crowded boat. No footwear, avoid the noon day heat

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

very beautiful temple .my 1st trip attraction for nagadipa and nagadipa puran vihara also i vist nainathuve hindu temple

Thank diluni84
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is only place you to visit if you spending long vacation in Sri Lanka. Very far from Colombo. You have to spend almost day to go this place. This is where war happen in Sri Lanka. To Visit this place you have to ride...More

Thank Arosh29
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Spending a lot of time in the southern parts of the country the Buddhism is all-around. There is a temple literary every where so this wasn't our main purpose for visiting Nainativu. We strolled here after visiting the kovil further north. There is an entrance...More

Thank Annasdotter
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The boat ride to Nagadipa may be bit unsafe. But experience with local pilgrims is really good. No good restrooms in Nagadeepa island. Be prepared.

1  Thank Travel W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Nagadeepa Viharaya has ancient Buddhist value. This is one of the places where Lord Buddha have visited Sri Lanka. There are local boat rides to the island from Kurikadduvan jetty. 20Rs charged per head one way. A must visit

1  Thank Athmajan V
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Must visit place, you need to travel in a ferry to get to nagadeepa, not a busy place but please be in your best behaviour. DO NOT TAKE or HARM the surroundings take some dry rations for the temple and some food for the dogs...More

2  Thank Nissanka N
Reviewed 23 March 2017

baudhdhgamikayange withrak nemei hamogema hith niwena thanak. well maintained. im not happy of boats which we have to travel.

Thank Jinna A
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Nagadipa Purana Vihara has a historical importance as it was the functioning while the war was going on in the area. From Jaffna town, it will take a about one hour drive (approx 35km but road conditions will slow you down) to go to point...More

2  Thank Chrys_Perera
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Boat ride is good! It's good to walk around inside the island if you got enough time! Boat people charging Rs 40 each side!

Thank Manesh U
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9 November 2016|
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Response from sreemathymohan | Reviewed this property |
You can't take your car on the ferry. And within the island they have autos, as you get off