Jaffna sees itself as a city on the northern tip of Sri Lanka. The city holds a rich history. It has been a religious, commercial and historical centre since ages. The city has been among the four main seaports in Sri Lanka since times long. It has seen the south Indian Tamils for long and still holds most of them. One of the important and historic landmarks of the city is the Jaffna Fort. It stands as the second-largest Dutch Fort of the country.
Other important places to be visited in Jaffna includes Vaitheeswara Kovil, Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna Archaeological Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral aka the Jaffna Cathedral, Kantharodai aka Kadurugoda Temple, The Groote Kerk or Kruys or Dutch Church, The Clock Tower, Vaitheeswara, Varatharaja Perumal Kovil, Rosarian Convent, St Martin’s Seminary, St James’ Church, Sangili Toppu, Vaddukoddai Portuguese Church, Punnalai Varatharaje Perumal Kovil, Casuarina Beach, Kantharodai – Kadurugoda Viharaya, Maviddapuram , Naguleswaram Shiva Temple, Keerimalai hot springs, Mandri manai and many more.