Ideal duration: 1-2 days
Best Time: December - April Read More
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Vavuniya is a transport hub in the Northern province of Sri Lanka. Located almost 250 km from Colombo, Vavuniya has everything that it takes to be a humble town comprising of Earthy and homely elements of Sri Lanka.
The clock tower, Kali Kovil, Kandhasamy Kovil, Madukantha Vihara, Grand Jummah Mosque, Archaeological museum and Iru Pothana ruins are the absolute must-visits. Vavuniya showcases the different aspects of day-to-day life. From the small gallis (roads), farmer’s markets, hometown restaurants and bakeries to midtown junctions – all these help tourists experience everyday life is in Vavuniya and throws light on their simplicity and elegance.
The town is well arranged to accommodate its bustling population. Vavuniya is the 8th most populous Sri Lankan city and has beautiful greenery, warm climate and a variety of animals and birds. Vavuniya is perfect for a long drive. It brings you an exposure of urban life, and as you drive into the outskirts, it broadens to a landscape covering trees, streams and farmlands. Amongst all this, the two crucial attractions are the Buddhist rocks and ruins and the Willpattu national park. Vavuniya is of great historical significance, and the rocks permit for a lovely trekking experience alongside the Mahakachchakodiya and Erupothana Reservoir. The Wilpattu National park is an hour’s drive from Vavuniya. The lakes, leopard families and jeep safaris make for a memorable time here! Vavuniya is a gateway of travel to the Northern cities of Sri Lanka.
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