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Light house is magnificent

Please visit this place late evening as the sun is very strong until late evening. The light house... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ranasingheroshane3
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mannar in the rain

I am sure that a visit to Mannar in sunny weather would be a very different experience. However we... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
anneelizabeth16
,
Westerham, United Kingdom
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“bird watching” (6 reviews)
“migrant birds” (4 reviews)
“sri lanka” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Mannar, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Please visit this place late evening as the sun is very strong until late evening. The light house looks so magnificent and you can look out to the sea when you stand next to it.

Thank ranasingheroshane3
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am sure that a visit to Mannar in sunny weather would be a very different experience. However we travelled out of season, the skies were gray with occasional rain, and generally it was a bit miserable. There didn't seem to be very much to...More

1  Thank anneelizabeth16
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Mannar area is mainly aimed at bird watching. If you arrive at your accommodation early then take a drive out to the lighthouse and see the jetty at Adams Bridge which is the closest part of the coast to India. Its nothing special but...More

1  Thank Andrea J
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Amazing place nice people here in Shri Lanka. When you see this palace you can check India is too close. without any glass instrument, you can check India.

Thank Ashok B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

History of Sri Lanka and India where the Ramasetu bridge is. there are lot of islets supposed to have been remanants of a bridge built by Rama king of India when he came to rescue his wife Seeta. Good for seafood and very few places...More

2  Thank Kanishka M
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stayed in mannar for 2 days but we found that there was not a lot to see. One day is enough to visit the whole island.

1  Thank hélène f
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The drive to Mannar from the main island of Sri Lanka is amazing! The ocean on both sides and the blue skies above it is almost like a postcard! The first attraction you will spot when you get into Mannar is the dutch fort. Definitely...More

4  Thank Iresha U
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful. Unbelievable. Mannar is a hidden gem in Sri Lanka. Suggest travellers to read the book "Discover Mannar" by Mr.Amrith Gnanam before visiting Mannar. Ideal for birding, photography and relaxing.

3  Thank Janaka N
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Mannar is an Island off the mainland Sri Lanka. However district of Mannar covers parts the mainland. Key sites you may be interested include 1. Silavaturai, Arippu, Coastal wetlands and archaeological sites 2. Vankalai Bird Sanctuary and beach 3. Silavaturai, Aripput and Vankalai coral reefs,...More

4  Thank FazlyColombo
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We rented two bycicles to explore the island. There are no real special things to see but its just a wonderful way to get to know mannar and its people. Everyone we met was really nice and helpful. There are also many small shops on...More

1  Thank Johanna H
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521cathy
14 February 2017|
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Response from Seevali D | Reviewed this property |
Yes - As the others have said there is not much choice of food in the town. There are many eating places serving local food such as rice and curry, Dosai, etc. We stayed at a place called "Shellcoast Resort" - a few... More
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Rakesh S
19 July 2015|
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Response from Nimal D | Reviewed this property |
Anuradhapura to T. Mannar is easy by Train But Kandy to T. Mannar by train is bit complicated. Better to get an intercity bus from Kandy to Anuradhapura and then travel by train. However, the train trip is not the best to... More
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