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Ancient bungalow

Pretty easy to access. Just along the roadside. Ancient fort built by the colonial powers in Sri... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Chandima D
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This is an old fort bungalow built by the Colonial rulers for them.The basic structure is still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Arippu, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old fort bungalow built by the Colonial rulers for them.The basic structure is still standing. This place is neglected. A beautiful sea view.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why are such historical sites not maintained and properly presented to visitors. So sad to see that nothing is being done to maintain and present these sites to interested visitors.

Thank JJ1701
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This must have been a beautiful place many years ago. Can imagine the grandeur of this place. The view from the top is fantastic.

1  Thank ranasingheroshane3
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Pretty easy to access. Just along the roadside. Ancient fort built by the colonial powers in Sri Lanka to monitor the pearl trade. Part of the bungalow was collapsed yet good place to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. No tickets needed.

1  Thank Chandima D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very old bungalow, build in 1800, most of the architecture is perished but the main walls still looks very strong. good view near the beach. best time to view is early morning or, evening when sun sets. avoid noon time, it's very very hot.

Thank Morris S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It's a must seen place when you visit Mannar. You have to pass Silawathurai and after 1 hours drive you can come to Doric Bungalow. This was the place where Sir.Fedrick North stayed.

Thank janakan2017
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is visible from the road one takes to Mannar and set facing the sea. One can just stop and examine the ruins apparently built for British Governor Frederic North in the18th century.

1  Thank khairy60
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The location selected for a bungalow is excellent. There are many accounts of this bungalow written by early travellers that speak of its grandure. Though in ruins, one could still understand the structural engineering concepts adopted. Wish it could be restored.

Thank indirakah
Reviewed 16 April 2017

the ruins of an early British Governor and in its present state only provides a good view of the sea

Thank Shobhana D
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Its worth a short stop if you are interested in history as its on the way side . Not maintained at all!

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Response from Janaka B | Reviewed this property |
Hi The closest is Mannar, we stayed at Hotel Ahash and there are few more