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Tissamaharama

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Things to do: nature, sightseeing, religious sites
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance. A number of lovely stupas with walls featuring sculpted elephant heads invoke the past grandeur of the former Sihnalese capital, which features several archeological complexes and temples, and serves as a good base for exploring two nearby national parks and other major pilgrimage sites. Small and neatly condensed, the town offers banks, shops, and small cafes on the main street to cater to all the necessities of a Tissamaharama vacation. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Tissamaharama and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Where to stay

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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