4 days in Kataragama, Kirinda & Tissamaharama Itinerary

4 days in Kataragama, Kirinda & Tissamaharama Itinerary

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4 days in Kataragama, Kirinda & Tissamaharama Itinerary

Start: Hambantota
Drive:  1​h
1
Kataragama
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Kirinda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Hambantota

1
day
Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. On the 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sella Kataragama Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kataragama online itinerary planner .

Hambantota to Kataragama is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kirinda.

Things to do in Kataragama

Historic Sites
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Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

1
night
Kirinda

Kirinda
To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kirinda day trip planning site .

Drive from Kataragama to Kirinda in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kirinda can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tissamaharama.
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2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, and then stroll through Kahandamodara Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tissamaharama vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Tissamaharama is just a short distance from Kirinda. In August, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalametiya, Kahandamodara Beach
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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

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