Fort Hammenhiel, Jaffna
About Fort Hammenhiel, Jaffna
Jaffna peninsula is home to Fort Hammenheil, recently discovered as one of the most sought-after touristic pleasures found in the region. Up until recently Ford Hammenheil was a hidden gem as mentioned in hospitality parlance and the cessation of the war presented this unique offering to the public.During the days of yore Forts signified power,wealth, and military capability.
Location of Fort Hammenhiel, Jaffna
The recently constructed restaurant and bar is located mainland which can cocoon the individual connoisseur with a delightful list of alcoholic/ non alcoholic beverages and snacks. The spacious restaurant serves mouthwatering cuisine and designed to be airy with modern touches. It also has the capacity to host functions and barbecues overlooking the picturesque Hammenhail Fort.
As you wind down under a shady umbrella enthralled by the sea breeze you'll wonder why this edifice of a property is so unique in its endeavor to carve out a niche for you. The balmy view of the shimmering ocean in the foreground is a treat to one's soul and particularly a sight to behold when night falls. Fort Hammenheil is lit with grandeur and glows like a golden teardrop among the placid waters. It certainly is a sight to behold.
Accommodation at Fort Hammenhiel, Jaffna
04 airconditioned rooms fully renovated with all up- to- the minute touches to delight the modern traveler.
Facilities at Fort Hammenhiel, Jaffna
Salon Lounge decorated
Sunbathing terrace with comfortable sun beds
Indoor and outdoor dining areas
Nagadeepa Vihara, an ancient Buddhist temple is located in Nagadeepa one of the islands in a cluster that huddles close to the western coast of the peninsula with Palk Strait shaping around it. The stupa of modest dimensions commemorates the Buddha's third visit to Sri Lanka. Image house next to the stupa features a fine golden Buddhist statue.
A pleasant beach with shallow water and coral where you can swim. The beach is fringed by Casuarina trees. These trees can survive very dry Climate and grow in sandy soils. It is probably due to its spiky branches which look like the feathers of the cassowary that the name of 'casuarina' has been given to this tree. This fascinating beach is located on the Eastern tip of the Karathivu island.
Delft is the island furthest of the Jaffna peninsula, with the exception of uninhabited island of Kachchative, which is further 30km southwest of Jaffna. Delft was occupied by all three colonial powers in Ceylon in succession. The bleak and barren landscape devoid of wood with the exception of a single stumpy Baobab Tree, scattered with coral-rock walls is populated by throngs of wild ponies, off shoot of the horses brought into the island by Portuguese. These wild horses roam freely in the grassy windswept plains of the island. A protection law has been enforced preventing horses being taken away from the Delft Island to any other location.