Jetwing Expands Footprint in Jaffna with North Gate

Jaffna, the paradise of the Northern peninsula proudly showcases Tamil culture, history and spirituality. Exploring in and around the city you can witness the grand architecture from Portuguese, Dutch and British eras. Town houses and quaint colonial period churches stand tall amidst the many recently built shopping complexes and businesses.

Journey from Colombo to Jaffna would take approximately 6-7 hours depending on if you choose to travel by road or train enjoying the changing scenery. Early morning one will wake up to the sound of rituals being performed at the Nallur Kandasamy temple. Best way to start your day of exploring is with a lavish spread that speaks volumes of the rich culture in Jaffna. Dosa, Idly, Pittu, Vadai cooked with local herbs and spices and served on banana leaf has a distinct flavour from food experienced in other parts of the country. Head out to the Jaffna market where villagers sell home-grown fruits and vegetables, sweet treats, jaggery, treacle, handmade gifts and various other items that are perfect for home or as a gift.

North Gate by Jetwing is the second property in Jaffna following the launch of Jetwing Jaffna in 2016 and is situated 20 metres away from the Jaffna Railway Station. After an exciting day of exploring, shopping and tasting culinary delights you can relax and unwind during sunset in the private balconies soaking up the stunning views of Jaffna City. The interior of the 44 modern and comfortable rooms have been inspired by the city’s rich culture and includes facilities such as luxury rain shower with hot and cold water, Plasma TV’s with international and local channels, tea/coffee making facility, mini bar, and 24 hour room service among many other features. The hotel also includes a swimming pool, modern gymnasium and yoga classes for groups and individuals so you can indulge guilt free. The restaurant and bar is ever ready to cater to any food and beverage requirement.

Apart from performing rituals in Nagadipa or witnessing the wild horses on Delft Island a fact that not many might know is that the peninsula is also home to some of the birds classified under the Indian avi-faunal zone such as black kite, black drongo, grey partridge, long-tailed shrike, golden-backed woodpecker and Indian courser. If bird watching is one of your favourite hobbies, Chundikulam bird sanctuary, 70KM south of Jaffna is a must visit. If you plan your trip during migratory season starting from August and continuing until March/April you might be lucky to also witness hundreds of migrant flamingos.

Your trip will not be complete without the ever famous Jaffna crab curry or a fresh mango juice as the best in the island is found here.

To book your stay at North Gate by Jetwing call on 011 4 709 400, e-mail on or log on to our website on

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