Rent a tuktuk in Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka!

The best way to travel around Tissamaharama is by driving your own tuk-tuk. Tissamaharama is a town in the Hambantota district, Southern province in Sri Lanka.


This historical city was used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Ruhunu as far back to the 3rd century B.C. There are 5 lakes in the vicinity of this city, Tissa Wewa; Yoda Wewa; Weerawila Wewa; Pannegamuwa Wewa; and Debarawewa Wewa. Tissa Wewa is used as a sophisticated irrigation system, built way back in the day, and is still in use.

Sights in Tissamaharama

Wirawila Tissa Santuary

One of the most picturesque locations to enjoy bird watching. Over 400 species of birds can be seen in this location throughout the migrating period, the natural environment will take your breath away. You can find this sanctuary here.

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya

This ancient Buddhist temple is one of the four major Buddhist monasteries in Sri Lanka. Believed to be an eminent Buddhist educational center from the 3rd century B.C and 11th century A.D, this viharaya has one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka. You can find the location here.

Tissa Wewa

One of the most prominent places to visit in Tissamaharama is this reservoir built in the 3rd century B.C, for the purpose of supplying water to this flourishing city. You can also arrange boat rides, or sit and enjoy the beautiful sunset. You can find this location here.

Food & Drinks

Chef Lady Restaurant

A small restaurant built with authentic Sri Lankan style. Amazing food with special flavors and great hospitality by the host. The cost would be about $7-$9 for two people to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.

The Falvours Restaurant

The name says it all, this restaurant offers authentic Sri Lankan food and many more to the best of its flavors. It would cost about $10 – $13 for two people to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Smokey Kitchen

A restaurant built with clay and mud to represent Sri Lankan village style and food cooked in clay pots to bring together the flavor and spices. The cost would be about $10 – $12 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.


Tissamaharama Resort

Lake front hotel with a peaceful and calm surrounding, comfortable accommodation facilities as well. The price per night is affordable as $18 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.

EKHO Safari Tissa

Spacious and elegant garden hotel, with comfortable accommodation facilities. Fresh and delicious food, with an outdoor pool to relax. For the location of the hotel click here

Blue Turtle Hotel

A 2-star hotel with great amenities. Large garden, spacious pool, great food with a variety of dishes and not forgetting friendly staff to make your stay memorable. Would cost about $35 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.



How to get to Tissamaharama from Colombo by train

You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Beliatta, trains are available daily as there are no direct train routes to Tissamaharama. The journey would last for 3 hours 50 minutes to Beliatta and would cost you around Rs 250 to Rs 480 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat). From Beliatta, you could take a taxi or a bus.

How to get to Tissamaharama from Colombo by bus

From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop on a bus to Katharagama (route 1-12/32). Would cost Rs 280 – Rs. 380, and take around 5 hours 45 minutes. From Katharagama you can take a taxi or a tuktuk to Tissamaharama.

How to get to Tissamaharama from Colombo by taxi

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 Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes from Colombo to Tissamaharama. The ride would cost you around Rs 22,000 – Rs 28,000.

How to book a tuktuk in Tissamaharama

  2. Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
  3. Upload your license details through the link in the email.
  4. Get ready at your requested booking time at Hot Spot.

Need more help? Email us at HELLO@TUKTUKRENTAL.COM or call/WhatsApp us on +94 772928618 and we’ll answer any of your questions!

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What’s more, you’ll be supporting the local economy and one of our valued tuktuk owners. We are a social enterprise and all of our vehicles are owned by local Sri Lankans. Tissamaharama location details

After you make a booking, one of our driving instructors will meet you at Hot Spot, to hand over your tuk-tuk and provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson.

Hot Spot (Tissamaharama) – Meeting Point

Katharagama road,

Weerahela, 7th mill post,


We’ll be in communication with you in the period leading up to your reservation to make sure everything has been arranged for you (including your local driving permit).