Jaffna travel guide

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You're Going to Love Jaffna

With a population of 169,102, Jaffna is the largest city in Northern, Sri Lanka by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Jaffna to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Jaffna

Jaffna in October
Estimated hotel price
S$ 15
1 night at 3-star hotel
Jaffna in October
Estimated hotel price
S$ 15
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Jaffna in April, when the average temperature is 29 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as 22 °C, with an average temperature of 24 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 380 mm. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Jaffna, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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Where to stay in Jaffna

Average rates range from around S$ 49 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 28 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Jaffna

Hiring a car in Jaffna

Expect to pay S$ 1.67 per litre in Jaffna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 19.97 and S$ 26.62.

Expect to pay S$ 1.67 per litre in Jaffna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 19.97 and S$ 26.62.