We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Nagadipa Purana Vihara

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Nagadipa / Nainativu Island, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Historical

this a historical Buddhist temple at Naagadeepa island, you have travel by a boat. Please make sure your dress is suitable for a Temple

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
faarazri
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 90: English reviews
Weston Super Mare
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a wet dull day but both the Buddhist and Hindu temples are worth a visit, both are very special places but it's the boat journey over that will stay with us!!

Helpful?
Thank lesley11356
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Trip to Nagadipa Temple is like an adventure. The route from Jaffna runs askew along causeway to the Kayts and another cause way to the Punkudativu. So you have to begin from Kurikadduwan pier at Pinudativu Island by a ferry. The total distance will be about 35KM from Jaffna to Nagadipa. Buddha's foot print is another curious feature of Nagadipa... More 

Helpful?
Thank ShashikaSign
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

this a historical Buddhist temple at Naagadeepa island, you have travel by a boat. Please make sure your dress is suitable for a Temple

Helpful?
Thank faarazri
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

as with most temple places. shoes comes off and the ground is pretty hot. to get here, you must ride on a boat. the boat itself was an experience. not one i really enjoyed. i rode on the roof with the men, and the women and children went inside what i would call the hole. its was kinda scary thinking..what... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thamara T
Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The viharaya has a great ancient value that is running to way back in time. But situating in the middle of the town, this is not the calmes of places. Good place to relax your mind while you are crossing the town.

Helpful?
Thank IsuruMa
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Buddha visited and sorted out a fight between two naga kings over a gem studded stone. The murals inside are contemporary, but dont miss the Buddha padha with 108 elements!

Helpful?
Thank sreemathymohan
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

this is old temple which is located in Island and there are boats most of the time to reach the location. if you need special boats need to contact Navy and able to get arranged. this is a buddhist temple and there is hindu kovil also in the island.

Helpful?
Thank duneehb
Ginigathena, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

You have to go by boat only. Boats are available from 7.30am from Kurikadduwan, Jaffna. Antiant Buddhist temple.

Helpful?
Thank Keerthiee
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
130 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The temple is nice but nothing compared to other Buddhist temples in the country. Entrance fee is 500lkr and for that they will also give you some bracelets and a coin. Since its just next the Hindu temple and that the journey to the island is not that short. Just give it a look.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kevin W
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is very important place of visit for Buddhist. If you want to visit the place the best time is early morning. You have to travel on road about 30 km and take a boat from Kurikadduwan betty. It is a just a 15 min sail. Boats are starting at 7. 30 in the morning and available at every 15... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Prof Kamal V

Travellers who viewed Nagadipa Purana Vihara also viewed

Jaffna, Northern Province
Jaffna, Northern Province
 
Jaffna, Northern Province
Jaffna, Northern Province
 

Been to Nagadipa Purana Vihara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nagadipa Purana Vihara and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Nagadipa Purana Vihara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?