Kovilan Point lighthouse lies in the Jaffna peninsula on the north western corner of the Karativu island about 25 km from the Jaffna town. This is the largest island in the peninsula and is connected to the mainland though a causeway. This island also boast of one of the best beaches in Jaffna.
The lighthouse is a 30m high tower built in 1916. Due to the terrorist activities in the past this has not being operational and or maintained. The surrounding area has been under the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and was not accessible to the general public. But with the LTTE terrorist organisation crushed, this area is now accessible to the general public.
Map of Kovilan Point Lighthouse
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Route from Jaffna to Kovilan Point Lighthouse
|Through : kareinagar Road|
Distance : 23 km
Travel time : 40 minutes
Driving directions : see on bing map ( google maps are not complete)