Chittankurichchi Destination Guide
Delve into Chittankurichchi in Sri Lanka!
Chittankurichchi in the region of Northern Province is a city in Sri Lanka - some 180 mi (or 290 km) North of Colombo, the country's capital.
Current time in Chittankurichchi is now 06:25 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Colombo" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Vidaththalpalai, Vempodukerny, Vellampokkady, Vannankeni, Trincomalee or Bangalore. While being here, make sure to check out Veddukadu, Pooneryn, Madduvilnadu, Madduvilnadu, Kollakurichchi and Karukkaithivu as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Pooneryn (Poonakari) is a strategically important village in the northern province of Sri Lanka situated just below the Jaffna Peninsula. Built in the Pooneryn area of north portion of the island first by the Portuguese to protect its possessions in Jaffna, it was expanded by the Dutch till in 1770 it was recorded that it was square shaped with two bastions at opposite corners; the rampart on each of the sides was about 30 metres and was garrisoned till the late 18th century.
Located at 9.52, 80.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Jaffna lagoon is a large lagoon off Jaffna District and Kilinochchi District, northern Sri Lanka. The lagoon is surrounded by the densely populated Jaffna peninsula containing palmyra palms, coconut plantations, and rice paddies. There are numerous fishing villages and some salt pans. The lagoon has extensive mudflats, sea grass beds and some mangroves. The lagoon attracts a wide variety of water birds including American Flamingoes, ducks, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.
Located at 9.52, 80.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Mandekal Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The river rises in western Mullaitivu District, before flowing north through Mullaitivu District and Kilinochchi District. The river empties into Palk Bay.
Located at 9.52, 80.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Manalkadu or Manalkaadu is a village in Kilinochchi District, Sri Lanka. In Tamil it translates to sand-bush, referring the small desert in the area.
Located at 9.52, 80.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Akkarayan Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The river rises in north-west Mullaitivu District, before flowing north through Mullaitivu District and Kilinochchi District. The river empties into Jaffna Lagoon.
Located at 9.52, 80.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
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