Jaffna Railway Station & My Cherished Memories
If you never been to Jaffna railway station, you just expect some sort of upgraded version of Pettah’s main station when you reach Jaffna.
When you reaching the Jaffna railway station, you can see it from very far. You will see that It is the most beautiful railway station in Sri Lanka if you been to some other railway stations in Sri Lanka.
The Platform area of the Station
The platform of the railway station is extremely long therefore passengers can get down and get in without major hassle.
Ticket counters are modern and maintain very nicely and it looks very clean.
Main Entrance of the Jaffna Station
There is a nice canteen inside the railway station and it has most of the things that you want.
I did not check the prices of this food or drinks but I am pretty sure, these are reasonably priced.
There are two restrooms for Men and Women. Even though these are not air-conditioned, you can relax or do whatever you want there.
Car Park area of the Jaffna Station
I did not take photos of the toilets and washrooms but they are in good condition compared to Kandy and Pettah’s main railway stations.
There is a very big parking place for buses, vans and three-wheeler s. The good thing about it is, sections are separated for these different types of vehicles.
There are Vans that you can take for hire. Most of these Drivers speak Sinhalese and some English. Make sure, you agree on a price before boarding into these hiring vehicles
It is hard to find a metered Taxi but in general, 3-Wheeler s are less expensive than in Colombo or Kandy.
Most of the 3-Wheeler drives do not speak Sinhalese or English therefore you should tell the destination that you want to go before getting into.
Make sure, you and the driver are very clear about the destination.
I loved the color of Jaffna station and also the architecture of the railway station. I am not sure, whether the architecture goes with the Jaffna Culture.
The right side of the Railway station. It is very big and has a very big space to park any vehicles
Front view of the railway station.
It is very pleasing to be and enjoy the atmosphere of the Jaffna railway station even though you feel the heat waves.
It is almost one year since I had been to Jaffna station and I am not sure whether it has been maintained the same way as it was to be. But I still cherished real feelings of this Jaffna railway station.
Just want to make a note, if you are a foreigner or Sri Lankan who lives outside of Sri Lanka, Jaffna railway station can be another railway station and sometimes it might not give the same feelings that I had when I was there as other countries railway station are much more modern and sophisticated than our railway stations.