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Tissa Wewa, Tissamaharama

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#5 of 19 in Nature in Southern Province
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The lake, an artificial reservoir, is thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of Tissamaharama.The lake was restored in 1871 . The embankment (or bund) on the southern shore supports the Tissa-Kataragama road (B464), which is lined by old Indian rain trees planted by the British to provide shade.
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  • Tissa Wewa is actually an artificial reservoir, thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna. It was constructed to irri...  more »
  • The wewa is great place to be in the morning and the evening the path way has been done for working so that walking is not a risky matter. also you can buy wewa fish to eat from the vendors in the loc...  more »
  • Pelican, spoonbill, pied kingfisher were the most remarkable of the birds we saw at Tissa Wewa. Pied Kingfisher was in full action diving into the lake several times for his catch. Lovely place to pic...  more »

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Where to stay in Tissamaharama

Frequently visited for its great archeological heritage and national parks, Tissamaharama has a variety of mid-range hotels and guesthouses scattered around town. Many hotels follow the B464 Road, grouping around the southern shore of Tissa Lake, which serves as a place to stay if you want to head on a safari trip. A few four-star luxurious hotels sit on the shores of Yoda Lake, which also offers a few mid-range guesthouses. Budget accommodation can be found everywhere around town, with some hostels closer to the safari area.
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