One of the key benefits of staying at Rice Rice Villa is its proximity to famous national parks such as Yala, Bundala & Lunugamvehera. Guests can also enjoy numerous historical and religious sites as well as immerse themselves in the traditional village life of the locals residing in Tissamaharama.
Enjoy a jeep ride to most popular National park of Sri Lanka to experience real wild life.16kms - 25mins
Yala National park - Sri Lanka’s most known national park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. This is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s national parks.
The ancient temple is sited atop a rocky outcrop with magnificent views of the desolate coast7.5kms - 12mins
Kirinda Temple - Kirinda temple dedicated to Queen Viharamahadevi is located in an imposing hilltop Buddhist shrine, which includes a stupa and huge standing Buddha.
Mahapelessa Hot Springs
Refreshing Expreience !!! Natural hot water leak through a crack converted to bathing tank for visitors65kms - 1h 10mins
Mahapelessa Hot Springs - The Mahapelessa or Madunagala hot springs lies between vast paddyfields between Sooriyawewa and Ridiyagama and is a popular bathing spot for pilgrims visiting the south.
Bundala Bird Sanctuary
Internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka.22kms -30mins
Bundala National Park - Bundala National Park is one of Sri Lanka's foremost destinations for birdwatchers, protecting an important area of coastal wetland famous for its abundant aquatic (and other) bird life.
An ancient monastery with a history over 2200 years.24kms - 40 mins
Sithulpawwa - The monastic complex includes several religious sites including a cave with paintings over 2000 years old, as well as a temple atop a resident rock that rises above the surrounding wilderness.
Lunugamvehera National Park
An important habitat for water birds and elephants30kms - 40mins
Lunugamvehera National park - Opened in 2005 it has become an important habit for large herds of elephants, wild buffaloes as well as numerous bird species.
Tallest limestone rock, free standing ancient Buddha statue built on 7th Century84kms - 2 hours
Maligawila Buddha Statue is the tallest free standing Buddha statue in the country carved entirely out of limestone back in the 07th century BC
Udawalawe National Park
An important habitat for Sri Lankan elephants.65kms - 01 hour 15mins
Udawalawe National park - Internationally renowned for its large herd of elephants, the park is also known for several species of Deer, Wild Boar, the dangerous Wild Buffalo, Jackal and rare sightings of Leopard.
Popular religious site venerated by multiple religions of Sri Lanka24kms - 36mins
Kataragama - Dedicated to God Skanda (Murugan for Hindus), it brings pilgrims from various faiths such as Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and even the indigenous
Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
Ideal place to witness migrant waders and smaller mammals58kms - 1 hour
Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Is one of the oldest bird sanctuaries in Sri Lanka with over 150 species of birds.
Popular rocky mountain among Kataragama Pilgrims20kms - 30mins
Wedasiti Kanda - A popular rocky mountain located 3.5 kms from the Kataragama temple is another popular pilgrimage site for travelers coming to Kataragama.
10th century Buddhist sculptures carved in a rock66kms -1H 25mins
Name Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha”. The complex consists of seven statues including gigantic Buddha statue and many sculptures of Bodhisattva images
Ideal location to have a beach walk and enjoy the sunset.7.5kms - 12mins
Kirinda Beach - Is a scenic location to have a beach walk and enjoy the sunset. On a clear day the lighthouse on the Great Basses reef appears like a needle in the far distance.