Nilavarai bottomless well in Jaffna

Nilavarai bottomless well in Jaffna

The bottomless well is in Jaffna District and nearly 16km apart from Jaffna city, Northern Province. The well is easy as to reach via Jaffna-PointPedro road and then left turn to get Puttur Road.

The Bottomless well Nilaveri is geometrically square shaped. The well is surrounded by fence to protect the sightseers. As the water of Nilavari well is fresh and drinkable, nearby farm lands uses this water for irrigation. Also the well never get dried up even in heavy drought is another reason for the usage. According the surveys done by the Sri Lankan marine department, the first 40ft of the well is fresh water and then turns salty in respect to the depth. There is a belief that the Nilavari well is connected to the Keerimalai water source which is 10km apart from it. The well is interconnected to the famous Ramayana legend and the believers stated that the well is made by Rama while he shootout an arrow to the earth to cure his thirsty during his travel to Central Province.

Those who interested in having a fresh water bath and tourists of local/foreign used to visit the well. There is a separate staircase path to reach.

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2017 October 20

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