Sri Lanka

Beyond Tissamaharama's Shores
EKHO Safari Experiences

Unforgettable Excursions near Tissamaharama

EKHO Safari Tissamaharama provides a fantastic base for exploring the rich natural and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka’s southern region. Guests can engage in a variety of excursions and activities that make the most of the stunning surroundings and wildlife.

Yala National Park Safari

Yala is one of Sri Lanka’s premier wildlife destinations and is located a short drive from the hotel. Guests can book a safari tour through the hotel, where experienced guides will take them through the park in search of elephants, leopards, bears, and a variety of birds. Morning and afternoon safaris are available, offering different perspectives and opportunities to see wildlife.

Bundala National Park

Known for its spectacular birdlife, Bundala is a Ramsar wetland site and another excellent destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The park is home to numerous bird species, including flamingos, which can be seen during the migratory season. It’s a less crowded alternative to Yala and offers peaceful bird watching opportunities.

Kataragama Temple Visit

This sacred pilgrimage site is revered by Buddhists, Hindus, and some Muslims and Christians in Sri Lanka. Visiting Kataragama can be a profound cultural and spiritual experience, particularly during the evening ‘puja’ (prayer) ceremonies.

Tissamaharama Ancient Temple

Explore the rich history of the region by visiting the ancient Tissamaharama Stupa, which dates back to the 2nd century B.C. It’s an important historical site and offers insights into the Buddhist heritage of Sri Lanka.

Udawalawe National Park

Although slightly further than Yala, Udawalawe is an excellent place for elephant-watching. The park hosts a large population of resident elephants, and visitors are almost guaranteed to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

Bird Watching and Nature Walks

The hotel’s surrounding areas are rich in flora and fauna, making them ideal for nature walks and bird watching. Early morning walks can be particularly rewarding with the chance to see a variety of bird species and smaller wildlife.

Lake Fishing and Kayaking

For those interested in water activities, the nearby lake offers options for fishing and kayaking. These activities provide a relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and serene environment of Tissamaharama.

Village Tours

To get a taste of local life, guests can participate in village tours. These tours often include visits to local homes, traditional cooking demonstrations, and a chance to learn about the rural way of life in Sri Lanka.

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