Jaffna is a time-warp. Development has been delayed by twenty-five years of civil war. This manifests itself in a city without many private cars but lots of tuk tuks and bicycles, and makes it an interesting and charming place to visit.
Jaffna is still coming to terms with the end of the Civil War in 2009. Most of it's heritage sites were simply destroyed & there is little inclination or support to restore them as potential tourist attractions.
Most funding is aimed at building more & more religious buildings rather than improvong the quality of local life & housing. Still Jaffna is an eye opening for anyone interestedin experience local foods and culture. Be prepared - expect to still see armed Police & Military on the streets and countryside. North Sri Lanka is entirely different from South Sri Lanka - so make up your own mind
this was my first visit for i day and night therefore i am not in a position to comment.However,when the roadworks are completed it would be much easier for touring.
There are 2 lovely beaches to visit, KKS and casuarina beach, the islands are beautiful, the people are friendly and it felt safe.
Everything is very good value for money, food is cheap, people are helpful. They have been through a lot with the war but have come out of it hardworking and resilient - many buildings are damaged but much of the old colonial style buildings can still be seen
A developing area after war. Safe to travel. Try local food. Recommend Green Grass restaurent & Mango restaurent for vegetarians
A very exciting city, full of culture. not polluted. Very friendly people. Excellent food. Afforable living standards.
There really isn't much to do in Jaffna. It is pretty new on the tourist circuit, having just opening up to tourism.
The infrastructure isn't really set up yet but it's quite pleasant to wander around town. You are unlikely to see other foreigners in town.