Tissamaharama - Where Culture Meets Serenity

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Province, Tissamaharama is a town that beckons with its historical significance, cultural treasures, and proximity to natural splendors. As a guest at O2 Hotels & Resort, you have the privilege of exploring the captivating allure of Tissamaharama.

Sacred Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya

Immerse yourself in the spiritual grace of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya, a sacred Buddhist temple that dates back over two millennia. The ancient stupa and the serene ambiance make it a must-visit destination for those seeking cultural insights.

Tranquil Tissa Wewa

Discover the tranquility of Tissa Wewa, also known as Tissa Lake. This ancient reservoir not only adds to the town’s scenic beauty but also holds historical significance, with its creation attributed to the legendary King Kavantissa.

Archaeological Marvels

Explore the archaeological wonders that dot Tissamaharama, including ancient stupas and ruins that tell stories of a bygone era. Wander through the remnants of the past and absorb the cultural heritage that graces the town.

Pilgrimage to Kataragama

Tissamaharama serves as a gateway to the sacred city of Kataragama, a renowned pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus, and indigenous communities. Visit the Kataragama Devalaya and Maha Devalaya to experience the spiritual energy that permeates the city.

Local Markets and Cuisine

Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture by exploring Tissamaharama’s markets. Engage with the friendly locals and savor traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, featuring an array of flavors that reflect the region’s culinary diversity.

Yoda Wewa

Seek solace by Yoda Wewa, a serene reservoir surrounded by lush landscapes. The gentle ambiance and scenic beauty make it a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or moments of quiet contemplation.

Cultural Festivals

If your visit coincides with local festivals, such as the Esala Perahera, you’ll have the opportunity to witness colorful processions and cultural celebrations that showcase the vibrancy of Tissamaharama’s traditions.

As a hub of cultural and spiritual significance, Tissamaharama invites you to explore the timeless charm that defines this historical town. From ancient temples to tranquil reservoirs, every corner of Tissamaharama unveils a unique facet of Sri Lanka’s cultural tapestry.

Distance From Hotel :- 50km

Travel Time :- 1 Hour To 1 1/2 Hours From O2 Villas & Resort Yala