Thursday, May 27, 2010

Delft Island

This is the largest island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka.  .Delft is a unique which lies North of Sri Lanka. It is the biggest of the seven inhabitable islands, Which are scattered around in the Indian Ocean and is seven and four miles wide.

There are two forts in this islet.Those were built by Portugese and Dutch.Portuguese called this islet (Neduntivu / Neduntheevu )  ilha das Vacas.During Dutch rule ,  Dutch called this islet Delft Island.The Dutch Fort was used as a prison.

How to get there:
One has to hire a ferry from Karikattuwan jetty.

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