Neduntheevu (Delft Island)
Neduntheevu (Delft Island)
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Delft island is an Island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. This island is named as Delft in the Admiralty Chart unlike the other islands, whose names are Tamil. The island's area is 50 km² and it is roughly oval-shaped. Its length is 8 km and its maximum width about 6 km. Delft Islands flat grounds adds to the beauty of its breath taking views.
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King's Exploits
Colombo, Sri Lanka42 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
We spent last weekend on Delft Island, which was a great destination to visit with many historical sites and things to see.
However, the terrible part was that authorities had a lax approach to protecting and maintaining them for posterity.
Many of these locations have been vandalized with people's initials carved on them.
In summary, it is a wonderful place to go and spend time, but seeing neglect and vandalism are affecting your overall mood.
Written 20 October 2023
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saseni m
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Jul. 2023 • Family
Delft was really an unexpected surprise. One that should not be missed by anyone visiting Jaffna. It has historical sites (which are ruins now) mostly built by the dutch, a large baobab tree and one of the calmest beaches I've ever seen. You can also see various birds and wild horses in the island.
There is a ship operated by the navy and RDA leaving Kurikudduwan pier at 8 am and its free. The people living and working in Delft are given priority when boarding the ship and there are limited number of seats. You can also hire a private boat for around Rs. 35,000. It takes around an hour to reach the island. We had a vehicle arranged at the island to take us around. We had lunch at Delft and returned in the 3pm ship. There is another boat returning at 11 30 am. There is even a hotel in the island where you can spend the night at Delft.
Overall, this was an exceptional trip which I would not hesitate to recommend.
Written 10 July 2023
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Duwne B
Francestown, NH2 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We came to delft island by ferry
It was different experience in my whole life
In ferry we meet one person ( nesan.a )who work for government hospital and his guy had tuk
He was so careless in speaking also in driving
He told already 4000 then he ask 3400 very funny thinks I never recommended that guy but he said all people there with tuk tuk are fraud but he forgot to do his work probably so you can find some good tour arrangements in Google enjoy your trip 😊
Written 15 August 2022
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Duminda_r
Brisbane, Australia81 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
It’s good day trip from Jaffna. Need to leave at least by 7.00am to catch the ferry run by navy. There is return ferry at 3.00pm. Ferry is free but bit over crowded and uncomfortable. It takes 45mins. While on the island arranged a safari keep for around Rs10k. Driver will take you to most the attractions including to see ponies. There are few places to stay overnight but we didn’t check.
Written 14 August 2022
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Rehan
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Mar. 2022
Beautiful place. It's a separate island off the coast of Jaffna. The only access is by boat. Make sure you take some sun cream with you as it can be very hot and sunny.
Written 28 March 2022
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TwoMumsTravelling
Colombo, Sri Lanka52 contributions
Oct. 2020
We hired a open pickup and did a two hour tour of the island. saw some lovely houses many deserted with owners living in colombo / overseas, kovils all being painted brillant colours, the boabab tree, the wild horses, the old fort.
The travel over was an experience, crowded boat taking the office staff and teachers to the Island.
Written 18 October 2020
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Ladja
62 contributions
Oct. 2020
Delft Island can be reached by boat from Punkudutivu Island. Transportation is free, but at the time of our visit the ship did not run on Sunday. At the port you can rent a tuk-tuk with a driver (about 2,500 rupees for 2-3 hours of sightseeing) or bicycles at a nearby accommodation (not verified - only billboards). I do not recommend exploring the island on foot due to the great heat. The most beautiful experience is wild horses swimming in the sea.
Written 7 October 2020
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Alu-Poo
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka548 contributions
Mar. 2020
Delft is an old coral reef. So instead of rocks there are old corals in the soil everywhere. They use the corals to build walls (houses and garden) which makes it very special. There are some spectacular landscapes: where the horses are, the beaches, around that old Dutch stable. You can see some old Dutch buildings (fort, pigeon nest, stables). There is a beauitful baobab tree and it is nice to watch the wild horses (foals, fighting males, drinking, mud bath etc.). There are also birds to be seen (Indian curser, waders at the beach). And the overall feel of Delft is so calm (not much traffic). By the way, there are small shops to buy drinks and cookies and such (some people said there aren't). We came with the ferry in the evening, stayed two nights and went back with the ferry in the morning. This way we had a full day to enjoy Delft. Absolutely worth it.
Written 24 March 2020
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Dani C
Bequia161 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We woke up at 6am, drove to the ferry port in Kurikadduwan, which took about an hour plus, and was picturesque and also along some very badly paved roads. When we got to the ferry, there was no information, and so we got into a line and hoped for the best. Have your passport (or an image of it) handy, as they ask for it at the dock! When you arrive in Delft, after an hour long, sweltering and very crowded ferry ride, there will be tuktuk drivers there asking if you’d like a tour. I would recommend trying to set this up before you go, as you may have a better experience. The price is around 2-2500 rupees for a few hours of driving around the small island. There are specific sights that everyone goes to see (growing rock, giant Baobab tree, lighthouse, wild horses, Dutch Hospital, etc...). It is an interesting place, good for a half a day of poking about. Nothing much in the way of food, so bring your own snacks and drinks. If you have time to do this while in Jaffna, then give it a go, if you are short on time, it wouldn’t be the end of the world to skip it.
Written 4 March 2020
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matildaros
Stockholm, Sweden14 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Went here on a day trip from Jaffna. Took the 776 bus from Jaffna bus station at 6.30 am (it’s the first bus). Was very easy to find. The bus drops you off right where you get the boat over to delft. On the way there we payed around 80 rupees per person, on the way back there was no charge. Got to delft at around 9 am. A local guy immediately offered us a tuk tuk tour around the island charging 2000 rupees. It was really nice to go around the island even though maybe the sights them selves aren’t super interesting. Our guide took us to a beach to swim so make sure to bring your swimwear just in case. After the tour finished we had a tasty rice and curry lunch close to the jetty before taking the 2.30 pm boat back.
Written 11 February 2020
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