Attractions and Excursions

Picnic excursions in prominent national locations, scenic nature reserves, breathtaking adventure rides, pictorial cultural spots and historical Buddhist temples signifying the proud history of the nation are at your foot, giving you a cherished nostalgia at Camrin, Tanamalvila.

Lunugamvehera National Park (5 km)

Lunugamwehera National Park is an important habitat for water birds and elephants and also serves as a corridor for elephants to migrate between Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park. Out of 23,498 hectares of total land area, 14 percent, that is 3283 hectares is covered by the reservoir. Fauna of the park includes 21 fish species, 12 amphibians, 33 reptiles, 183 birds and 43 mammals.

Sooriyawewa International Stadium (21 Km)

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sooriyawewa was built for the 2011 Cricket World Cup and hosted two matches, the first being Sri Lanka against Canada, on 20 February 2011. The newest stadium has a capacity of 35,000 people. This International Cricket Stadium is a part of the government's programme to develop sports in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.

Udawalawe National Park (24 km)

Udawalawe National Park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.

Mattala Airport (25km)

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is Sri Lanka's third international airport, after Bandaranaike International Airport and Colombo City Airport. It is being implemented as an eco-friendly project and became the first green-field airport in the country. Once completed, it will cover 2,000 hectares of land.

Thissamaharama (28 Km)

It used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Ruhuna as early as the 3rd century B.C. In the middle of the town is the huge Tissamaharama Stupa which was built during the reign of King Kavantissa, the father of King Dutugamunu. The cell stone scripts say that the sacred left tooth relic of Lord Buddha was placed inside the Stupa and legends say that Buddha visited Tissamaharama on his third visit to the island. The large man made reservoir “Tissa Wewa”, which was a part of a sophisticated irrigation system, also dates from that time.

Weheragala Reservoir (29 Km)

Weheragala Reservoir was built blocking the Menik Ganga that flows near the Weheragala area. The reservoir’s surface capacity is 1,416 hectares and it will release 8.5 cubic metres of water per second. The entire catchment area and surrounding environment is very pleasant with its beautiful natural scenery that is abundant with wild animals and ideal for watching native water birds. The reservoir was constructed with technological know-how of local expertise and it will provide water to cultivate 25,000 acres of paddy in both seasons.

Kataragama (32 km)

The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya, a shrine dedicated to the God Kataragama also known as Skanda-Murukan. The town houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa. It functioned as the capital of number of kings of the Rohana kingdom and it has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE.

Buduruwagala Temple (36 km)

Buduruwagala means "Rhe Rock of Buddhist Sculptures" which dates back to the 10th century. The largest of the standing Buddha statues is 51 feet from head to toe; is the largest standing Buddha statue in the island. The other statues believed to be of Buddhist mythological figure, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and his consort Tara.

Bundala National Park (37 Km)

In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka. A total of 383 plant species belonging to 90 families have been recorded from the park. 324 species of the national park include 32 species of fish, 15 species of amphibians, 48 species of reptiles, 197 species of birds and 32 species of mammals and 52 species of butterflies.

Kirinda (40 km)

Kirinda is a small but beautiful fishing-village on the southern coast of Sri Lanka close to Kataragama. Kirinda Rajamaha Viharaya is located on top of the rock on beach which had been built by the king Kavantissa. The well known statue of Queen Vihara Maha Devi is situated at the place where she is said to have landed in Kirinda after being set adrift on the sea.

Diyaluma Water Fall (47 Km)

Diyaluma water falls' is 220m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is the 361st highest waterfall in the world. In Sinhalese, Diyaluma means "rapid flow of water".

Sithulpawwa (51 Km)

Mahavamsa states that King Kavantissa had constructed a fully fledged monastery called Cittalapabbata Vihara in 100-140 B.C which is known as Sithulpawwa today. Main rock is 400 feet in height and the caves inside have been built to make it suitable for the monks to live.

Yala National Park (51 km)

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala harbours 215 bird species including six endemic species as well as number of mammals including elephants that has been recorded from the park is 44. It has one of the highest leopard densities in the world.

Hambantota Harbour (56 Km)

This port was first known to be operational in the general area of Hambantota around 250 BCE, when Chinese and Arabian merchants used it as part of the maritime silk route. Construction of the new Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port began in January 2008. The Port of Hambantota will service ships traveling along one of world's most busiest shipping lines,the east-west shipping route which passes six to ten nautical miles (19 km) south of Hambantota.

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Sooriyawewa International Stadium

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Udawalawe National Park

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