From Anuradhapura, you head north to the Jaffna peninsula which is the northern tip of Sri Lanka. This journey will take about four hours on the A9 road through remote villages. Explore Jaffna town where sacred Hindu kovils dedicated to various gods are found in every street corner. Visit the ruins of Jaffna Fort, stroll around the bustling markets and eat in small local eateries and cafes. Explore the heritage sites north of town such as the ancient Naguleswaram Kovil, hot springs of Keerimalai and the ruins of Kantharodai Buddhist temple. To the west there is the Casuarina beach, Fort Hammenhiel and bird watching on the Jaffna to Karainagar causeway. During the migrant birding season from September to March, flamingos and other water birds in their thousands line the Jaffna lagoon: a spectacular site not to be missed. Visit the island of Nainativu, home to the historic Nagadeepa Buddhist temple and the Naga Pooshani Ambal kovil. The more adventurous might wish to spend a day out in Delft Island, a remote and charming island where wild horses graze the barren plains.