If you take the lesser traveled route to Jaffna through Pooneryn, There are number of places which you could visit on the Sand Bar below the Jaffna Peninsula. This land mass is about 22 kilometers long. The road is not tared. The whole land mass is a sandy beach stretching to the horizon only disturbed by a remote house, church or a army check point.
Ruins of old Shiva kovil can be found 9 km along the the sandy road along this road. As you travel along this road you will come across a St. Anthony’s church and the sub post office of Kavutharimunai.
Five hundred meters past the church you will see come across a tiny road to the left which will lead to these ruins. Remains of this kovil is now being protected by a building covering this structure.
Remains of this kovil was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 12 June 2015.
Alternate Names : Gawutharimunai, Kawtharimunai, kawutharimunai, Gawtharimunai
Map of Ruins of the Kavutharimunai Shiva Kovil in Pooneryn
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Traveling directions to Ruins of the Kavutharimunai Shiva Kovil in Pooneryn
Travel directions from Ruins of the Kavutharimunai Shiva Kovil in Pooneryn
|Distance : 14 km|
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to spend : 15-30 mins
Driving directions : see on Google map