Paying Obeisance at the Nainativu Nagapoosani Amman Kovil Festival

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Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka is a stunning place to visit at any time of year. And especially this June, there is yet another reason to travel here- the Nainativu Nahapoosani Amman Kovil Festival. A beautiful festival celebrated by the Hindus, it revolves around Goddess Parvati, whom the temple is named after. Around 1000 devotees visit the temple each day while it draws as much at 10,000 devotees during the festival time. The temple is extremely symbolic to the Tamil

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Events at Saantham Experience Center

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Having opened its doors to the public just recently, The Thinnai Hotel’s organic farm, Thinnai Organic is already a firm favorite among guests seeking to make memories in Jaffna. Until the hotel and its organic farm began operations with its many unique features, there were very few options available in Sri Lanka’s northern city for tourists and local guests to meet with family and friends and celebrate important life events. Since the Saantham Experience Center began offering a range of

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Beaches that Beckon in Jaffna

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A tremendous part of the allure of a trip to beautiful Jaffna is its attractive beaches. Coupled with the absolutely gorgeous weather that blesses the peninsula almost all year round, Jaffna becomes irresistible as a holiday destination to the avid traveller. Probably one of the most famous beaches in the north of Sri Lanka is Casuarina Beach. Deriving its name from the surrounding casuarina trees that gently sway in the refreshing breeze, the sea is calm and shallow, inviting any

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Release Your Stresses at The Thinnai

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Jaffna does not yield just a fun and entertaining holiday for travelers anymore. With the advent of ‘The Thinnai’, a new All Suite Boutique Hotel in the city, holidaymakers can also enjoy a de-stressing experience unlike any other. The Thinnai has proven already that its objective is to take guest experiences to another level. The hotel has its own Farmhouse located just 15 minutes away in Chunnakkam where it grows its own organic vegetables and fruits on an area spanning

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The Essence of a Perfect Holiday

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Jaffna in the New Year holds the promise of an excellent time. The town is abuzz with activity and new developments, which makes for a gloriously relaxing holiday. Along these lines, The Thinnai, an All Suite Boutique Hotel is the rave in Jaffna now, as the hotel is unique in its own right, offering guests the opportunity to veer away from the usual leisure activities and indulge in something new and exciting. The hotel has its own organic farm situated

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Preparing a Dish of Perfection

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On a visit to Jaffna this year, it was heartening to perceive the changes that had blessed Sri Lanka’s North, among them the boom in tourism with top-notch establishments catering to travelers having been established. One such hotel was The Thinnai, an All Suite Boutique Hotel that celebrates the essence of the North with its apt slogan ‘Rest, Relax, Reunite’. A beautiful place with hospitable people, the hotel is very unlike any other of its kind. While any traveler is

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Making Maha Shivaratri Unforgettable in Jaffna

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Another Hindu festival celebrated by the Tamils in Sri Lanka, Maha Shivaratri honors God Shiva and literally means ‘The Great Night of Shiva’. Usually celebrated in February or March, the festival marks the overcoming of ‘darkness and remembrance’ in the world and in life. The day is spent in fasting, prayer, meditation and other such activities, where devotees stay awake at night in a vigil that honors God Shiva. Maha Shivaratri is unlike other Hindu festivals and does not include

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Sustainable Efforts At the Thinnai Organic Farm

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On a recent visit to The Thinnai, a new All Suite Boutique Hotel in Jaffna in the North of Sri Lanka, it was a pleasant surprise to be informed about the option of visiting the hotel’s own organic farm. The visit to the farm that can be reached in about 15 minutes from the hotel was a splendid experience. The landscape is the epitome of tranquility, celebrating all that is natural and giving back to the Mother Earth, rather than

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A Touch of Flora and a little bit more, at The Thinnai

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What a wonderfully blissful place Jaffna is! With each visit to Sri Lanka’s North, one is even more amazed at the positive differences to be experienced and enjoyed. One such novelty came with a visit to The Thinnai- a new All Suite Boutique Hotel, which commenced operations mid 2017. Speaking to the very hospitable Front Office Staff revealed a great deal of information. They knew exactly where the most visited tourist attractions were and what would best entertain a repeat

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Customs and Colors of Jaffna Weddings

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Staying at one of the newest hotels in Jaffna- The Thinnai All Suite Boutique Hotel, one is witness to some lovely customs and rituals observed by the Jaffna Tamils. One such event is a Hindu Wedding. The hotel boasts of an excellent Banquet Hall that can accommodate 200 guests, and it really is one of the better options for a memorable wedding. The staff is attentive and the food, divine! Weddings in Jaffna are a colorful affair with the ladies

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