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|
|handicraft from Palmyrah tree|
|Remittance from aboard|
|Water Source:||Devil Wells and Some other wells|
|Electricity:||Currently available on populated areas and expending further|
|Mode of Transport and cost||Three Wheeler – Rs. 1,500.00|
|TATA Ace (DIMO Batta)Rs. 2,000.00 to Rs. 2,500.00|
Places to Visit in Delft Island or Nedunthivu
- Aalamavanam (Banian)
- Growing Stone
- Queens Tower
- Baobab Tree
- Wild Horses
- Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort)
- Pigeon Hole
- Foot Print in Rock
- Horses Stable ( Dutch Period)
- Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort)
- 12 Branch Palmyrah Tree
- India Border
- Landscape Water Tanks
- 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 Kurikadduwan||Morning 6.00 or 6.30 Am|
|Kurikadduwan to Delft Island||Morning 9.30 or 10.00 Am|
|Delft Island to Kurikadduwan||Noon 2.30 or 3.00 Pm|
|Kurikadduwan to Delft Island||Evening 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