Analaitivu Lighthouse – අන්නලදූව ප්රදීපාගාරය
Analaitivu or Analaitheevu (Sinhala: අන්නලදූව) is a small island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in north Sri Lanka. The only access to the island is by boat or ferry from Karainagar, Kayts or Eluvaitivu Jetties.
The island is fairly populated and 3 wheelers can be hired to visit the island. But the only language they understand is tamil. Though the language is not much of a barrier to strike a deal for a tour, ability to understand or speak tamil will be definitely an advantage.
The island has nothing much to offer except coral parapet walls and typical Tamil villages and clean sandy roads. At the nothern edge of the island is an cement tower standing tall on the beach. This tower has been probably built during the colonial times and is said to be a fire lighthouse but no other information can be found.
Map of Analaitivu Lighthouse
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Route from Jaffna to Analaitivu Lighthouse
|Through : kareinagar Road|
Distance : 38 km
Travel time : 2.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map