7 Things to Do in Tissamaharama That You Shouldn't Miss

January 5, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Tissamaharama in Sri Lanka, from Asia region, is best know for Bodies of Water. Discover best things to do in Tissamaharama with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Tissamaharama

1. Tissa Wewa

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
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2%
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Tissa Wewa

The lake, an artificial Reservoir, is thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of Tissamaharama. The lake was restored in 1871 [4] . The embankment (or bund) on the southern shore supports the Tissa-Kataragama road (B464), which is lin

Reviewed By PekayNoida - Noida

The lake has a charm of its own. however, this really needs to be pepped up by the tourism dept since it is not visited because visitors just see The yala sanctuary and drive off. They need to propagate it and make it a tourist spot.

2. Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Excellent
50%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

Reviewed By Prasanna A - Panadura, Sri Lanka

in comprison to most buddhist shrines in Sri lanka this is my favourite for its serenity.
even though it attracts large crowds going towards Kathragama, ppl only stay for a short while there fore stupa premises is largely deserted specially during working days i can spend hours there enjoying the peace and tranqulity

3. Yala National Park

Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka +94 11 2 888585
Excellent
42%
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Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
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4 based on 3 reviews

Yala National Park

Enjoy the unspoilt beauty outdoors in the tropical Wilderness and witness the awe-inspiring moments of wildlife and magnificent nature with a Yala safari ride. Offering you a Bazaar of Opportunities to spot a diverse of wildlife, Yala national park is a perfect getaway for a complete change of scenery of your daily lifestyle.Reputed as the national park with the highest concentration of leopards in Sri Lanka, these lazy yet ferocious predators are the main highlight of a Yala Safari. Presenting you fierce leopards throughout the park saturated with thorny shrubs, tall trees, scenic lagoons and golden sand dunes, January to July is the season, one can catch the most leopard sightings. Capture the glimpse of exclusive leopards and watch the mud-bathing playful elephants. Apart from the sights of majestic elephants and leopards, a Yala safari can bring you the astonishing sight of exclusive sloth bear, wild boar, water buffalo, spotted deer, sambar and golden jackal.

Reviewed By IGoLankaTours - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

We visit there in early morning. Our jeep driver Nishantha is very good. He have eagle eye. He try to find more animals for us. But see the leopard in Yala very difficult. But safari is very good. The tickets prices is very expensive but they don’t providing any services, but they charge the service charge on tickets.

4. Tissa Dagoba

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 95 reviews

Tissa Dagoba

Reviewed By Gauri_myk - Pune, India

Luckily we had a local who explained the importance of this stupa. Its amazing how much more you learn when you listed to someone compared to just observing an attraction.

5. Sithulpawwa Rock Temple

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 65 reviews

Sithulpawwa Rock Temple

Sithulpawwa rock temple is historically significant and identified as one of the greatest 2nd century sites of Buddhist scholarship. With a history of over 2200 years, this is an ancient place of worship in the Hambantota district. The modern name Sithulpawwa is derived from the ancient ‘Cittalpabbata’, ‘The hill of the quiet mind’.

Reviewed By Nilusha A

Sithulpawwa situated in the border of Yala forest. You have to go there by a difficult route, but there are wild animals on the way. Mostly, pigs and deer. The top temple is on a rock. Climb there, you can have a scenic view of whole Yala. Do not feel lazy to climb the second mountain to reach Kuda Sithulpawwa. You will be amazed.

6. Yatala Wehera

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka +94 76 726 1530
Excellent
40%
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44%
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16%
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4 based on 25 reviews

Yatala Wehera

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

This place is a 'must' for anyone travelling in the Tissamaharama area and interested in the history of Buddhism. It is a huge stupa believed to have been built some 2,300 years ago. It is surrounded by a fascinating wall with sculpures of details of elephant heads and you can also see a traditional moonstone. The whole place is tranquil and exudes a sense of calm.

7. Bundala Birds Paradise

No152/2,Akkara 80,Uduwila Tissamharama, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka +94 71 926 4692
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Bundala is among the premier bird watching sites in Sri Lanka. (more than 200 bird species recorded) Sri Lanka is the end point of a vast migration of birds from the north. The birds of eastern europe and perhaps some from the western europe,take the "indo-Asian flyway"one of the two bird migratory routes in the region,through the Himalaya & Southern tip of India to reach Sri Lanka .

Reviewed By Sarah D - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Transport, to Bundala, was organised through the hotel and was very efficient. The driver was really nice and very informative. We arrived at the park and before we even entered saw all types of birds and a number of crocodiles. We arrived at the ticket office and were joined by a guide who was extremely knowledgeable and knew where to look and what to look for. The place was beautiful and I would strongly recommend a visit to all bird lovers and generally to anyone who enjoys nature. The birds we saw included: swamp hens, green kingfishers, blue tailed kingfishers, purple herons, eagles, bee eaters etc. Animals we saw included: elephants, mongeese, water buffalo, land monitors, 2 species of monkey, hares etc. I absolutely loved this experience and there was no one else there, which made it even better!

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