The public Jaffna Market is a vibrant and interesting place to experience a bit of the culture of the city. From fruits to snacks to clothes, the market has a wide array of items to choose from.

The city of Jaffna is a kaleidoscope of culture, and it is best experienced in the city centre where most of the commercial activity takes place. The Jaffna Market sits at the center of the town and is filled with many different stalls manned by locals. The vendors sell varied products ranging from beverages that are native to the region, spicy snacks that differ to anything else you will find on the island, and sweet and juicy fruits grown in the surrounding area.

❂ Useful Tips:

  • Many vendors do not speak English, so it is best to carry a dictionary/translator.
  • Taste the native Kartha Colomban mango, as it is simply delicious.