Tissamaharama – Things to do in the idyllic town

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Flanked by vernal green paddy fields and possessing a laid-back vibe, the rural town of Tissamaharaya has some interesting things to do up her sleeves. Read onto find out more.

Go Fishing

Spend a few hours drifting serenely on the picturesque lake upon a raft, fishing the local way. Fishing gear will be provided, all you have to do is sit back and relax while basking under the warm sun.

Luboš Holič, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka - panoramio, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Luboš Holič, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka – panoramio, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Visit the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

Paying a visit to the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is a definite must during your time there. The Buddhist temple was built in the 3rd century BC. and was consecrated by the Lord Buddha himself.

Go on a Safari

A nature lover? Then book a safari and set off on an exciting trip at the Bundala or Yala National Parks located in the vicinity. If you are staying at a Tissamaharama hotel including the likes of Kithala Resort, the staff will be happy to arrange the excursion upon request. Keep your fingers crossed to catch a glimpse of the elusive Sri Lankan leopard!

Luboš Holič, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka - panoramio (1), CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Luboš Holič, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka – panoramio (1), CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Join a Cooking Class

Simple, nutritious and bursting with spicy flavour, the local cuisine which consists of rice, curry and fresh fish from the lake are sure to set your taste buds tingling. Join a cooking class held at a local home and learn how to make some traditional Sri Lankan dishes to impress your friends and family back home.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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