Travellanka October 2017

86 National Parks and Kataragama Accommodation Kirinda 18 Just 11 km Southeast of Tissa is the beautiful beach at Kirinda. Connected with the fascinating legend/history of a princess set afloat in a gilded boat on the Kelani river to appease the gods. Her perilous drifting voyage brought her to Kirinda, to be met by KingKavanTissawhofell in loveandmarriedher.Viharamahadevi was the mother of King Dutugemunu the warrior prince who became a pious ruler and reigned in Anuradhapura. A white dagoba on the rocky cliff commemorate her coming ashore at this spot. Buddhist shrines including the impressive Ruwanveliseya inAnuradhapura.Locatedon the banks of the picturesque Tissa Wewa – an artificial lake a favourite picnic spot for travellers heading towards Kataragama and the Yala National Park. They stop to take a dip in the lake, cook, have a meal and then proceed,refreshed.Yala isabout20Kmfrom Tissa and many local tour operators offer full day or half day tours to the park. A cluster of dagabas and the much venerated Maha Stupa adds character and the lake, serenity and peace. Overall it is a pleasant city to spend some time. National Parks and Kataragama Accommodation BUNDALA 13 Mahoora Luxury Safari Camps Yala. Reservations: Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd, 20/43, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08. T: 011 5830833 Hotlines: 077 2260990 W: www.mahoora.lk UDAWALAWE 10 Mahoora Luxury Safari Camps Udawalawe. Reservations: Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd, 20/43, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08. T: 011 5830 833 Hot li ne s : 077 2260990, 077 7004644 W: www.mahoora.lk Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Hotels No. 912, Thanamalvila Road, U d a w a l a w e . W : w w w . grandudawalawe.com E : chandana@grandudawalawe. com T: 0472232000 WASGAMUWA 6 Mahoora Luxury Safari Camps Wasgamuwa. Reservations: Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd, 20/43, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08. T: 011 5830 833 Hot li ne s : 077 2260990, 077 7004644 W: www.mahoora.lk Willys Safari Hotel 12 Rooms 01, Ela Handungamuwa, Wasgamuwa, Matale W: www. willyssafari.com E: willys@ sltnet.lk T: 0602669268 Safari village Hotel Hadungamuwa, Wasgamuwa. T: 072 4655085 Reservation: 2591728, 2589477, 4518353 Willys Safari Hotel Wasgamuwa. Reservation : 2806311,2805313E:willyssh@ sltnet.lkW: www.willyssafari. com WILPATTU 14 Mahoora Luxury Safari Camps Udawalawe. Reservations: Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd, 20/43, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08. T: 011 5830 833 Hot li ne s : 077 2260990, 077 7004644 W: www.mahoora.lk Pan Wewa Wee Bissa Pa nwewa Fa r m ( p v t ) l t d Pahalamaragahawewa, 50200 Nochchiyagama. T: +94 76 712 3200 W: www.panwewa resort.lk/ For more accommodation refer to Anuradhapura Hotel Listings on page 66 YALA 1 Mahoora Luxury Safari Camps Yala. Reservations: Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd, 20/43, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08. T: 011 5830833 Hotlines: 077 2260990, 077

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