A string of islands trail out across the sea west from Jaffna, which can easily be explored by simply driving across the Panay Bridge, which connects the island of Kayts to the Jaffna peninsula. Our half-day tour explores the quant beaches, lagoons and mysterious temples that are scattered across the islands. The tour includes a ferry ride across to the Hindu temple of Negapooshani Amman, built by the pre-historic Nagas. It also includes the Buddhist temple of Nagadeepa. This unique tour normally takes 4-5 hours.
There is also a day trip across to Delft Island, a place not a lot of tourists tend to visit. Life on Delft is simple – the earthen homes are surrounded by coral walls. Catch a glimpse of the famed “Growing Rock”, which is said to naturally grow and it resembles the appearance of a serpent. There is also a sprawling Baobab tree, which is believed to be introduced by the Arabic traders. The old Dutch Fort is a remarkable reminder of a thriving colonial era and the Queen’s Tower, which has functioned like a lighthouse centuries ago, is yet another monument belonging to the Dutch era. You will also encounter herds and herds of wild horses roaming freely.