Delft Island is a famous and growing tourism destination in Northern part of Sri Lanka, the Delft Islands formally known as Nedunthivu by Srilankan which means the largest island in the Northern Region. ( Nedum or Nediya – Large in Tamil and Thivu – island in Tamil) so it is become Nedunthivu,

Nedunthivu was called llha Das Vacas by Portuguese and Delft Island by Dutch later finally it’s become Delft Island in English too.

Delft Island basic Information

Located:Northern Province of Sri Lanka
Population:Approximately 5000
Families:Approximately 1500
Income Sources:Fishing
 Palmyrah Toddy
 handicraft from Palmyrah tree
 Kottakilangu
 Remittance from aboard
Water Source:Devil Wells and Some other wells
Electricity:Currently available on populated areas and expending further
Mode of Transport and costThree Wheeler – Rs. 1,500.00
 TATA Ace (DIMO Batta)Rs. 2,000.00 to Rs. 2,500.00
 Bus

 

Places to Visit in Delft Island or Nedunthivu

  1. Aalamavanam  (Banian)
  2. Growing Stone
  3. Queens Tower
  4. Baobab Tree
  5. Wild Horses
  6. Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort)
  7. Pigeon Hole
  8. Foot Print in Rock
  9. Horses Stable ( Dutch Period)
  10. Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort)
  11. 12 Branch Palmyrah Tree
  12. India Border
  13. Landscape Water Tanks
  14. Sandy, White Beaches

 

Journey from Kurikadduwan (KKD) to Delft Island/ Nedunthivu

Kurikadduwan is known as one of the main jetty in Jaffna to go to Nainatheevu (for Nagadeepa Temple or Nagapoosani Amman Temple) and Delft Island. This is formally known as KKD by Naval Community.

 

Kurikadduwan (KKD) to Delft Island/ Nedunthivu ferry Time

There is a single ferry is available by Road Development Authority for Free of Charge the ferry could transport upto 100 Passengers at a time,

Navy also offering a boat if anyone wanted to hire separately, the boat is available for Rs. 6,000.00 Up and down from KKD to Delft Island back to KKD.

Delft Island to KurikadduwanMorning 6.00 or 6.30 Am
Kurikadduwan to Delft IslandMorning 9.30 or 10.00 Am
Delft Island to KurikadduwanNoon 2.30 or 3.00 Pm
Kurikadduwan to Delft IslandEvening 6.00 or 6.30 Pm

 

Traveling Time Approximately: 45 Minutes to 1 Hours

And it’s advisable to stay inside the boat rather staying out, when the sea is though and if you are new to boat journey, advisable to takes some shopping Bags in case of vomiting while your journey.

 

Mobile Coverage is Delft Island

All Srilanka Mobile Networks providers offer the Mobile Coverage in Delft Island, and there is no Issues of Loss of Mobile Coverage in the island.

 

Hotels and Accommodation at Delft Island

There are 4 Rooms Hotel opened recently and offers you a very basic accommodation alone with food and drink services near to the jetty points of Delft Island.

And there are less number of shops available for retailing and mostly the bread and buns available for sales those.

 

Vehicle Hiring in Delft Island

It is advisable to hire the vehicles near to jetty points, where all the three wheel drivers are asking the same amount as pre-determine of Rs. 1,500.00 and Dimo Batta Drives are about Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 2,500.00

And they will manage your time to see all the places within the times frame and allow you to see all above 12 places with in time of 10.30 Am to 2.30 Pm.

Therefore those who are traveling it is advisable to come jetty soon as possible, because the priority will given to those who lives in island and later only for tourist upon space available.

For more information  check fee of below images, taken at Delft Island by my selves, and copy rights reserves to www.prasphotos.com

And it is advisable to take printout of these articles and manage your tour, Feel Free to Ask question about the tour guidance

 Click here to see Delft Island Places to see in Google Map

12 Branch Palmyrah Tree in Delft Island

12 Branch Palmyrah Tree in Delft Island

Delft Island Hotel and Accomodation

Delft Island Hotel and Accomodation

Delft Island Landscape

Delft Island Landscape

Delft Island Map

Delft Island Map

Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort) in Delft island

Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort) in Delft island

Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort) or court complex

Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort) or court complex

Eagle in Delft Island

Eagle in Delft Island

Growing Stone

Growing Stone

Horses Stable ( Dutch Period) in Delft Island

Horses Stable ( Dutch Period) in Delft Island

India Border from Delft Island

India Border from Delft Island

Kurikadduwan Jetty

Kurikadduwan Jetty

Large Foot Print in Rock at Delft Island

Large Foot Print in Rock at Delft Island

Pigeon Hole in Delft island

Pigeon Hole in Delft island

Speed boat from Delft island to KKD (Ambulance Boat)

Speed boat from Delft island to KKD (Ambulance Boat)

Wild Horses in Delft Island

Wild Horses in Delft Island




3 Comments for this entry

  • walpolage premalal walpola says:

    Delft is a peaceful Island & People are very friendly. I visited this Island 05th February 2016 & spent.1 hour &15 minis by boat from Kurikadduwan ferry to Delft ferry by boat.This Island is famous for wild Hoses ,Ponies,Coral Walls & Shallow beaches.There unique fetchers of the beautiful Island. The Staff of the Divisional Secretariat is very cooperate . Mr.Nelson will help you if you visit the Island (His Telephone number is 0778448737)

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