Located in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, with an estimated population of 88,138, it is the 12th largest city and the second most populated city in Sri Lanka. Blooming with smiles credited to the rapid growth in the area, the city was exposed to the most violent war shocks for 30 years. As a result, Jaffna was left untouched by modernization and so much of the town is time-locked in the 50's, from the buildings to the old Morris Minor cars that run its streets. Given that tourism is new here, there is much to discover and many unspoilt beaches, making it perfect for those in search of sand and sun with a difference. While you are there, care to have a peek in the Dutch fort that is an impressive structure followed by many Dutch era homes, churches and civil buildings most of which were dented due to the war.