Excursions

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya

The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka. It was built in the 2nd century BC by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna (Southern Sri Lanka). The site was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats (individuals who have reached enlightenment). The Tissamaharama […]

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Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala East’ for the adjoining blocks. YNP is […]

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Bundala National Park

Welcome to Bundala,the world at the edge where the land, the sea and the wetlands meet. Bundala National Park is a unique area. The thorny scrub jungle is home to spotted deer, the rare pangolins and the playful grey langur monkey. A walk along the beach at dawn reveals unusual tracks in the sand. A sea […]

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Kirinda

The small port of Kirinda on the south coast about 10km south of Tissamaharama is a strange and haunting place bypassed by most visitors. Here there is a rocky outcrop from which can be obtained some magnificent views of this desolate coast with its long stretch of sand dunes and the ocean beyond. On a […]

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Magul Maha Viharaya

Lahugala is one of the unspoilt National Parks in Sri Lanka on the Monaragala District. The Siyambalanduwa – Pottuvil Road runs on the south-eastern sector of the park. The Magul Maha Viharaya lies about 22 km off from Siyambalanduwa town and about 11 km off Pottuvil. This temple is said to be built by King […]

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 […]

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Situlpawwa Ancient Temple

Situated in the Hambanthota District, Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya has also being called Chiththala Pabbatha in the ancient texts. Stone Inscriptions has identified this location as “Chithala Paawatha Vehera”. This temple complex is attributed to King Kavanthissa who ruled southern Sri lanka in the 6 century. Sithulpawwa  is known as a location where thousands of Arhaths […]

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Kebelitta

Kebiliththa is said to be the spiritual residence of God Kataragama. As such it is believed that Kebiliththa is a site of great divine power. Kataragama Devalaya, is the more well known abode of Kataragama Deviyo (God Kataragama) where crowds throng in thousands everyday to pay their respects. However, it is believed that Kataragama Deviyo […]

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Kataragama Kovil & Kirivehera

Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also come here to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragama devio. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it […]

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