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A Mosaic of Pilgrimage and Legends

Rent a tuktuk in Kataragama, Sri Lanka!

A pilgrimage town is sacred to the Buddhist, Hindu, and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also visit this city for worship. Furthermore, you can easily explore this vibrant city and its sacred sites in your own tuktuk. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today, it is a fast-developing township surrounded by jungle in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka, approximately about 228 km from Colombo.

Things to Do in and Around Kataragama

A tuktuk and monkey in Kataragama
A tuktuk and monkey in Kataragama šŸ“ø @beyondbordersbelgie

Unravel the Mysteries of
Kataragama

Rent a Tuktuk in Kataragama with Tuktukrental.com

Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Kataragama

Driving a tuktuk in Sri Lanka requires a special recognition permit, and there are two ways to get this. Either with your ā€œInternational Driving Permit / IDPā€ or your ā€œRegular National Country Licenceā€ with B/C endorsement (depending on your country where B/C is representing car) on it.

We can obtain your recognition permit from the AAC (Automobile Association of Ceylon) with any of the two. You will receive an email with the licence form where you can upload the documents, and we will have it ready at your pickup in Kataragama. You can read more information about the Sri Lankan recognition permit here!

Get Covered with Our Comprehensive Insurance

All our tuktuks come with comprehensive insurance covering damage to your tuktuk and other vehicles. It also covers personal injury to you, your passengers, and 3rd parties. Read more about the insurance coverageĀ here!

Master Your Tuktuk: Get Comfortable Before Beginning Your Journey from Kataragama

We will provide you with an online briefing going over the final details, and we will assist you with
your itinerary. Finally, receive comprehensive driving instruction before exploring paradise in your
own tuktuk from Kataragama.

Why Choose Tuktukrental.com?

Renting a tuktuk is an exciting and unique way to see the country’s gorgeous landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture, especially around Kataragama . Consider factors such as reputable reviews, official business registration, SLTDA registration, correct rental insurance, safety and maintenance standards, transparent pricing, customer support, license requirements, training, and environmental practices when selecting a rental company. You can read further about itĀ here!

Your safety is our priority. We provide proper rental insurance coverage, regular vehicle inspections, and dedicated mechanics for maintenance. Roadside assistance is available in case of emergencies. We believe in transparent pricing and offer reasonable rental conditions without hidden fees. Our commitment to clear communication ensures exceptional customer service and quick resolution of any issues. Since 2019, we have been offsetting all our carbon emissions, supporting sustainable tourism and contributing to a greener Sri Lanka.

Consider these aspects when selecting a tuktuk rental provider. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and immerse yourself in the splendor of Sri Lanka. Let the adventure begin from Kataragama !

Things to See in Kataragama

Kataragama Temple

Step into the sacred realm of Kataragama Temple, a cherished pilgrimage place for Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims. Moreover, you can easily reach this spiritual sanctuary in your own tuktuk and immerse yourself in the cultural and religious significance it holds. Marvel at the grandeur of the temple complex and witness the vibrant religious rites that unfold within its walls. Read moreĀ here.

Kiri Vehera

Delve into the ancient wonders of Kiri Vehera, a major sacred monument believed to have been erected in the 6th century BCE. Furthermore, you can conveniently arrive at this historic site in a traditional tuktuk and experience the tranquil atmosphere surrounding the stupa. Pay your respects, admire the architectural splendour, and soak in the spiritual essence of this revered landmark. Find itĀ here.

Sithulpawwa Rock Temple

Embark on an adventurous journey to Sithulpawwa Rock Temple, nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Yala National Park. Additionally, arrive at this secluded temple in your own tuktuk, then hike up to the rock monastery to explore its hidden wonders. Marvel at the ancient rock cave inscriptions, meditate in solitude and revel in the panoramic views that unfold before you. Find itĀ here.

Taste the Local Flavours in Kataragama

SMOOTHIEBUN - Healthy Food Restaurant, Kataragama

Embark on a delightful culinary journey at SMOOTHIEBUN, a renowned healthy food restaurant in Kataragama. Moreover, you can conveniently reach this restaurant on your own tuktuk. From nourishing smoothie bowls to wholesome salads and wraps, indulge in a range of fresh and flavoursome cuisine that will leave you energised and satisfied. Immerse yourself in the lively ambience as you enjoy their delectable offerings and embrace a healthy lifestyle. Find itĀ here.

P&S (Perera & Sons) - Kataragama

Discover the rich tastes and fragrant spices that distinguish Sri Lankan cuisine. Additionally, you can conveniently travel to P&S (Perera & Sons) in your own tuktuk and treat your taste buds to an authentic gastronomic adventure. From mouthwatering hoppers and string hoppers to savoury pastries and indulgent desserts, delight in the diverse flavours that await you. Experience warm hospitality as you savour the true essence of Sri Lankan food. Find itĀ here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Kataragama

Leopard Lovers

Escape to the wilderness and find refuge at Leopard Lovers, an exceptional lodging nestled amidst nature’s embrace. Furthermore, you can enjoy the convenience of reaching this wildlife retreat in your own tuktuk and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings. Unwind in the spacious and comfortable rooms while simultaneously experiencing the thrill of encountering majestic leopards in their natural habitat. Surrender to warm hospitality and create lasting memories during your unforgettable stay. Find itĀ here.

Chalet Resort

Indulge in a serene and rejuvenating getaway at Chalet Resort in Kataragama. Moreover, you can arrive at this beautiful retreat in your own tuktuk and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambience of the resort nestled amidst lush greenery. Unwind by the pool, explore the enchanting surroundings, and enjoy a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Find itĀ here.

Grand Tamarind Lake

Seek tranquillity and restoration at Grand Tamarind Lake in Kataragama. Additionally, you can discover the convenience of reaching this serene resort in your own tuktuk and experience the charm of chalet-style rooms amidst picturesque natural beauty. Relax by the pool, soak in the sights of the surrounding landscape, and revel in the peaceful sanctuary that offers respite from the demands of urban living. Find itĀ here.

A tuktuk and a lady on the beach
A tuktuk and a lady on the beach šŸ“ø @sup.la.vie

How to Get to Kataragama from Colombo

A Train Ride to Kataragama

To go to Kataragama by train from Colombo, board a train from Colombo Fort Railway Station to Matara, the nearest railway station to Kataragama. You may then take a bus or rent a cab from Matara to Kataragama, which is around 50 kilometres distant. While there is no direct train link from Colombo to Kataragama, the train ride from Colombo to Matara provides spectacular views of the coastal scenery. Depending on the train schedule and stops along the route, the train travel usually takes around 4-5 hours. Enjoy the scenic ride and immerse yourself in Kataragama’s rich cultural and religious legacy. Find the train timetableĀ here.

A Bus Ride to Kataragama

To go by bus from Colombo to Kataragama, take a direct bus from the Colombo Central Bus Stand or the Maharagama Bus Station. The bus journey is a simple and inexpensive way to go to Kataragama. The travel normally takes 6-7 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Relax and take in the scenery through Sri Lanka’s gorgeous countryside. By taking a direct bus from Colombo, you may easily see the religious monuments and cultural attractions of Kataragama. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri LankaĀ National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Kataragama

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or PickMe (a Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel.

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Kataragama !

Travelling from Colombo to Kataragama in your own tuktuk is one of the most spectacular ways to appreciate the beautiful splendour and discover Sri Lanka’s hidden gems. Renting a tuktuk provides an exciting experience, with the freedom to drive through fascinating routes and the option to pull over at any location that sparks your interest.

Head over to our online reservations system onĀ tuktukrental.com.Ā Select your booking dates, extras and enter your details. Continue to the payment section and enjoy riding a tuktuk in Sri Lanka.

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