A scenic peninsula at the north of the island, Jaffna is known for its ancient Hindu kovils and festivals. As a result of the 3 decades long war that went on in the country, Jaffna was left untouched by modernisation and so much of the town is time-locked in the 50’s, from the buildings to the old Morris Minor cars that run its streets. Given that tourism is new here, there is much to discover and many unspoilt beaches, making it perfect for those in search of sand and sun with a difference.