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what to do between Tissa (Yala) and Unawatuna

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what to do between Tissa (Yala) and Unawatuna

Hi we have a few days between visiting Yala Park and then doing the beach thing in Unawatuna. Can anyone suggest some places to visit in between? Something non beachy? eg temples? another park? Thanks

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1. Re: what to do between Tissa (Yala) and Unawatuna

Don't miss Kataragama whilst you are still in the Yala area. It is a fascinating pilgrimage town with colourful multi faith poojas in the Sacred Precinct. The best time to see it is from around 6pm to coincide with the evening pooja. There are numerous ceremonies taking place and you usually get to see the temple elephant/s too .. and can feed them with your fruit offerings.

Tangalle is well worth stopping at to break the journey between Yala and Unawatuna. Although Tangalle is a beach resort, you can visit a very beautiful and interesting rock temple just inland, called Mulkirigala, It is quite a lot like the better known one at Dambulla, but without the tourists. If you are interested in turtles, a trip to nearby Rekawa beach is also recommended after dark, where you get the chance to see turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Another thing to see is the Buddhist temple at Wewurukannala, just 1-2 km inland of nearby Dickwella. There's a huge seated Buddha in the grounds and you can walk through a hall with many models depicting what will happen to you in the afterlife if you misbehave during this lifetime!


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2. Re: what to do between Tissa (Yala) and Unawatuna

Hi ,

When you are in Unawatuna depending on your interest you can visit some lowland forests like , kottawa.. Hiyare is a good birding location.


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