Go Wild in Tissa
The season's festival "Go Wild in Tissa" organised by the Hambantota
District Chamber of Commerce and Ruhunu Tourism Bureau in Tissamaharama
will commence on December 27 and conclude on 29.
"Go Wild in Tissa" is an annual event like the Nuwara Eliya April
season. We want to promote Hambantota and Tissamaharama as tourist
Kataragama or Poson season are not good to promote this concept "Go
Wild in Tissa" program.
This has different attractions. Because of this special festival it
can improve the economic level in these areas also" said Tourism Project
Manager, Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce , Prasanna Gunewardena.
This is a very good season for Yala because many migrant birds can be
People who visit Tissamaharama could view the Tissamaharama temple,
Yatala temple, Ramba viharaya, Kirinda, Akurugoda go on a boat safari on
Walawe ganga and Tissa lake, Rekawa Turtle Hatchery, Ussangoda,
Hummanaya blow hole, Bandagiriya tank and temple, water springs at
Madunagala, Bata Atha agricultural park and diving.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park
Yala National Park is the island's most popular forest reserve. Yala
has one of the world's largest population of leopards and those
secretive animals can often be seen sun bathing on rocks or lying on the
branches of a tree. Even if they're not on view, a safari is a chance to
see herds of elephants, sloth bear and other wildlife.
This the legendary landing place of Ravana, the evil king of Hindu
mythology who piloted his special peacock chariot across the skies.
The area's landscape is unusual and its red earth is barren- possibly
the result of a meteor that struck in ancient times.
Kirinda, with its unique temple, rocky beach and spectacular views,
is only 10 km from Tissamaharama.
From the rocks, a statue of an early queen looks out over the sea;
representing a part of Sri Lanka's heritage and a dynasty that reigned
On a clear day, the famous lighthouse at great basses reef appears at