Blog Posts

When in Jaffna…

Cultural

The best way to fit in and have some fun while on holiday is to dress like the locals do, and the people of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka have a distinct style that is elegant and colorful at the same time. Stay at The Thinnai All Suite Boutique Hotel and you’ll see this firsthand. The new hotel has a homely atmosphere and celebrates the spirit of Jaffna, so you’ll get to step out and see many people form all

Continue Reading

The True Taste of Jaffna

The-True-Taste-of-Jaffna

Embark on an expedition of taste that remains true to a proud heritage of culinary skill. The Thinnai finds great joy in creating dishes that are masterpieces for the palate. We scour the oceans for its freshest bounty from crabs to prawns and varieties of fish cooked to succulent perfection, and source the latest and healthiest produce to complement our dishes. Mouthwatering curries prepared with aromatic spices that epitomize the versatility of Jaffna’s cuisine, along with South and North Indian

Continue Reading

Jaffna for the ‘Artsy’ Traveler

Jaffna-for-the-‘Artsy’-Traveler

The north of Sri Lanka- the Jaffna Peninsula, is a riot of culture and tradition. The beautiful city is well on its way to transforming itself for the better on the back of a long civil conflict that destroyed and damaged cherished buildings and artifacts, in addition to taking many lives. However, the resilience of the people of Jaffna shines through, as always. If you are ever lucky enough to visit this unique place in the island, make the most

Continue Reading

Head to Jaffna for Deepavali 2017

Deepavali-thinnai-blog

Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is celebrated on a grand scale in Jaffna. The Northern city in Sri Lanka is home to the largest Hindu Tamil population in the country who eagerly await the festivities associated with the colorful festival each year. This year, Deepavali is on 18th October. Originally a festival that followed the summer harvest in India, in Hinduism, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of Light over Darkness, Good over Evil, Knowledge over Ignorance and

Continue Reading

Experiencing The Thinnai At Its Best

02

Jaffna is a wonderful place for the discerning traveler. If there’s any place in the world that would totally gratify and intrigue the holidaymaker, it would be Jaffna. Recent visits to the area in Sri Lanka’s north yielded some surprises. The place is booming post-war, and now a number of new establishments have come up, among them, beautiful new hotels. The Thinnai stands out from the pack- it is an All-Suite Boutique Hotel that aims to give every guest the

Continue Reading

A Memorable Trip to Jaffna this September

Vallipuram1

For all who love a good vacation with a touch of color and culture, Jaffna should very well be on your Sri Lankan travel itinerary this September. Not only is there the sun, sand and surf to enjoy, but also a rich culture of historic significance and pious worship. Jaffna is a predominantly Hindu area in the island’s north and is home to many Hindu temples known as ‘Kovils’. There are many festivals celebrated throughout the year in these kovils,

Continue Reading

More reasons to stay at The Thinnai Boutique Hotel

20170921_164250

The Thinnai is a firm favorite among travelers to Jaffna who are looking for a great place to stay with every comfort at hand. The All Suite Boutique Hotel is a new addition to Jaffna’s hospitality industry this year and has already drawn guests who value quality service, a homely atmosphere and the best in meals. The Thinnai is also a super place to hang out with friends over some delicious drinks and tasty eats- The Thulaa Café provides the

Continue Reading

Semman: Helping Artisan Communities in Jaffna

img0915

Jaffna is a beautiful city in the north of Sri Lanka that is home to a large part of the Tamil community in the island. Many former residents of the area have returned for resettlement following the end of a long civil conflict and Jaffna is undergoing large-scale development and rejuvenation. In this vein, it is extremely fitting that a new Boutique Hotel in Jaffna, The Thinnai, has taken an admirable step in the right direction. The hotel has engaged

Continue Reading

A Blessed August in Sri Lanka’s North and East

kokkadichcholai

Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka is known for its Hindu people and their unwavering faith. It is probably this faith that carried them through the Civil Unrest that spanned three decades in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Thankfully, now the entire country is enjoying peace and a boost in development, and in this arena Jaffna is holding its own. The temples in Sri Lanka’s North and East are a sight to behold- full of life, color and voices

Continue Reading

The Festival at Munneswaram Kovil – Another ‘Must-See’ in Sri Lanka

munneswaram

The Munneswaram Hindu Kovil is one of the oldest of its kind in the island, having been established in 1000 CE in the Puttalam District in Northwest Sri Lanka. It is the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is also associated with the Ramayana Indian epic. The temple complex consists of five temples, one of which is a Buddhist temple. While the main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the others are dedicated to  Aiyyanar , Ganesha and Kali; the latter

Continue Reading

Site Footer

Sliding Sidebar