Tissamaharama is a town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Hambantota, largest district of the southern province of the island, is a one-of-a-kind town that allows visitors to experience natural beauty and wildlife, historic colonial architecture, expansive salt flats and heritage sites including Buddhist temples and stupas.
Hambantona, largest district of southern province of the island, is a one-of-a-kind town that allows visitors to experience natural beauty and wildlife, historic colonial architecture, expansive salt flats and heritage sites including buddhist temples and stupas.
Located 265 kilometers away from Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake and it takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach to Hambantota from CMB.
Here is a quick guide on few attractions of Hambantota which will make the most of your holiday in Sri Lanka.
Kataragama, a sacred pilgrimage town of Buddhist and Hindu people, which is located approximately 45 kilometers away from Hambantota town.
History reveals that, Kataragama, Rohana Desha, was a kingdom of early sinhalese kings and visitors will be able to worship the stupas, statues and temples constructed in the era of sinhalese kings.
Udawalawe National Park, the third most visited park in the country, lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and approximately 55 kilometers away from Hambantota town.
Mainly this is a sanctuary for wild animals and also the catchment area of the Udawalawe Reservoir. Mainly, Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants.
Yala National Park, the second largest and the most visited national park of Sri Lanka, lies on the boundary of Southern and Uva provinces, bordering the Indian ocean and approximately 60 kilometers away from Hambantota town.
The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.
Blow hole, also known as “hummanaya”, located 12 kilometers away from Tangalle, a town in Hambantota district. This is considered to be the second largest blowhole in the world.
“Hummanaya” is a natural blowhole and caused when sea water rushes through a submerged cavern and is pushed upwards. The sea water flows underneath the shore, and then comes out of this hole due to pressure. The water fountain created by the geological feature shoots up every couple of minutes, depending on the nature of the sea, with the spray often reaching as high as 25 m to 30 m.
Rock temple, also known as ‘Mulkirigala Rajamaha Vihara’, is a buddhist temple which is constructed on top of the 205 meters high natural rock by sinhalese king saddhatissa. Located approximately 18 kilometers from Tangalle.
Paintings and sculptures belonging to Kandyan era can be seen in caves and in the temple premises. Most of them are depict the different stages of the life of Gautama Buddha. Also, 3 cave and rock inscriptions written in Brahmi language, old sinhala, can be seen in the temple premises.
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