Keerimale (Keerimalai) Fresh water Spring – කීරමලේ ‍ඓතිහාසික මිරිදිය පොකුණ

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Keerimale (Keerimalai) is a natural spring lying next to the sea west of Palaly. A bathing tank is built surrounding this pool and only the walls separate the waters of the spring and the sea. Although the tank is so close to the sea, the water is fresh coming from an underground fresh water spring in Tellipallai-Maviddapuram. The water is not hot.

It is said this underwater water source also connects  to the Nilavarai bottomless Well which lies over 10km away from here. This spring is popular among the Hindus for the miraculous powers it holds.

Keerimale According to Local folklore a pandiyan Princess named Maruthapura Veeravalli built the Hindu Kovil at Keerimale when she was cured of her horse shaped head after bathing at Keerimale .

Getting there

From the Jaffna Town you need to take the Palali Road. Ask for Keerimale from the local folks or any army check point. This is very popular place now that the roads gave been opened. If you like to have an peaceful bath, you need to go early morning since there will be bus loads of people coming there towards the afternoon. The route to Dambakola Patuna Viharaya also lies passing this pond.

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Traveling Directions to Keerimale (Keerimalai) Fresh water Spring

Jaffna can be reached through 2 directions. The first one is over the Elephant Pass which is the normal route to Jaffna. The other entrance is from Pooneryn over the newly built Sangupiddi Bridge. This road connects to Mannar.

Route 01 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Kurunegala)Route 02 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Puttalam)
Through : Kurunegala – Dambulla – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance : 400 km
Travel Time : 7-8 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Through : Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance : 400 km
Travel Time : 7-8 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google maps
Route from Jaffna Fort to Keerimale (Keerimalai) Fresh water Spring
using : KKS Road
distance :20 km
Travel time : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map


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