Tissamaharama Things to Do
This beautiful scenery is by the Tissa Dagoba. You can enjoy it when you walk along the road from the tank to the Tissa town centre.
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It is located between the tank and Tissa main road. There is a beautiful statue inside the Dagoba compound.
0 Hotels in Tissamaharama
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The place offers buffet lunch with 3 choices of curries + white rice. Rs75. At nite, there is no buffet but a la carte. A fried rice dish Rs150.
The owner is a young couple. Very friendly but speak little English.
Oops! The pic of my lunch buffet was finished but I took that pic. Sori no sample dish this time for your reference. Why not take a packet for Rs60??
Tissamaharama Tourist Traps
So if you are like everyone else, the main purpose of coming to town is to go on a photo safari through Yala National Park.
There appears to be many more drivers and 4x4's than there are visitors. Everyone in town has some relation to one operator or another and funnels business to them.
There are never posted prices, nor do they accept credit. They are very quick to make a deal and get you off, before you can shop around and check prices with anyone else. Case in point, I noticed three other couples checking in at the hotel at the same time, all left for the park at the same time, but all were paying individual prices in their own 4x4's. Could have saved $100's of dollars collectively if shared.
Unique Suggestions: I highly recommend you take some time and ask around for rates before agreeing to the first one. And also ask any other travelers to share if you'd like to save some money. Each 4x4 can take ~10 people.Related to:
- National/State Park