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Rent a Tuktuk in Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka!

Experience the wonders of Tissamaharama, a vibrant city nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka. From its ancient Buddhist temples to its breathtaking natural landscapes, Tissamaharama offers a delightful blend of history and natural beauty. Rent a tuktuk and embark on an unforgettable journey through this enchanting city, exploring its magnificent sights at your own pace. Discover the awe-inspiring Raja Maha Viharaya, immerse yourself in the serenity of Tissa Wewa, or venture into the wild at Yala National Park. With its rich cultural heritage and abundant wildlife, Tissamaharama captivates the hearts of travellers seeking adventure and tranquillity. Indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine, witness stunning sunsets over the vast reservoirs, and create lifelong memories in this captivating destination. Choose to rent a tuktuk and unlock the treasures of Tissamaharama as you navigate through its ancient wonders and natural wonders, making your visit truly unforgettable.

Things to Do in and Around Tissamaharama

Tuktuk in B35 road with the elephant in the background
Tuktuk in B35 road with the elephant in the background ūüďł

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Obtain Your Sri Lankan Recognition Permit from Tissamaharama

Driving a tuktuk in Sri Lanka requires a special recognition permit, and there are two ways to get this. Either with your ‚ÄúInternational Driving Permit / IDP‚ÄĚ or your ‚ÄúRegular National Country Licence‚ÄĚ with B/C endorsement (depending on your country where B/C is representing car) on it.

We can obtain your recognition permit from the AAC (Automobile Association of Ceylon) with any of the two. You will receive an email with the licence form where you can upload the documents, and we will have it ready at your pickup in Tissamaharama. You can read more information about the Sri Lankan recognition permit here!

Get Covered with Our Comprehensive Insurance

All our tuktuks come with comprehensive insurance covering damage to your tuktuk and other vehicles. It also covers personal injury to you, your passengers, and 3rd parties. Read more about the insurance coverage here!

Master Your Tuktuk: Get Comfortable Before Beginning Your Journey from Tissamaharama

We will provide you with an online briefing going over the final details, and we will assist you with
your itinerary. Finally, receive comprehensive driving instruction before exploring paradise in your
own tuktuk from Tissamaharama.

Why Choose

Renting a tuktuk is an exciting and unique way to see the country’s gorgeous landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture, especially around Tissamaharama. Consider factors such as reputable reviews, official business registration, SLTDA registration, correct rental insurance, safety and maintenance standards, transparent pricing, customer support, license requirements, training, and environmental practices when selecting a rental company. You can read further about it¬†here!

Your safety is our priority. We provide proper rental insurance coverage, regular vehicle inspections, and dedicated mechanics for maintenance. Roadside assistance is available in case of emergencies. We believe in transparent pricing and offer reasonable rental conditions without hidden fees. Our commitment to clear communication ensures exceptional customer service and quick resolution of any issues. Since 2019, we have offset all our carbon emissions, supporting sustainable tourism and contributing to a greener Sri Lanka.

Consider these aspects when selecting a tuktuk rental provider. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and immerse yourself in the splendour of Sri Lanka. Let the adventure begin from Tissamaharama!

Things to See in Tissamaharama

Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary

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. Moreover, the natural environment will take your breath away. You can find this sanctuary here. Additionally, you can reach this location in your own tuktuk.

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

This ancient Buddhist temple is one of the four major Buddhist monasteries in Sri Lanka. Believed to be an eminent Buddhist educational centre from the 3rd century B.C. to and 11th century A.D., this Viharaya has one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, you can find the location here and reach it in your own tuktuk.

Yala National Park

Visit the famed Yala National Park, known for its rich wildlife and the opportunity to see leopards, elephants, and a variety of bird species. Experience exhilarating safari activities while immersing yourself in nature’s magnificence in your own tuktuk.

Tissa Wewa

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

Sithulpawwa Rock Temple

Explore the ancient Sithulpawwa Rock Temple, set on a rocky outcrop. Admire the ancient Buddhist cave paintings, exquisite stone sculptures, and peaceful environment surrounding this spiritual destination. Find it here.

Bundala National Park

Take a safari trip at Bundala National Park, which is recognised for its various ecosystems and plentiful birds. Explore this nature reserve to see migrating birds, crocodiles, and other animal species. Find it here.

Tissa Dagoba

See the spectacular Tissa Dagoba, an ancient Buddhist stupa from the third century BC. Admire the architectural splendour and feel at peace in this sacred Buddhist landmark. You can reach this location in your tuktuk.

Tissa Lake

Take a quiet boat ride or wander along the lake’s beautiful shoreline. Enjoy the scenic vistas, observe migratory birds, and relax in the tranquil atmosphere of this natural attraction. Find it¬†here.

Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya

Visit the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya to learn about Sri Lanka’s unique cultural history. Ride your tuktuk to this location and Witness traditional dances, music performances, and colourful processions highlighting the region’s rich heritage and customs. Find it¬†here.

Taste the Local Flavours in Tissamaharama

Chef Lady Restaurant

A small restaurant built with authentic Sri Lankan style. Furthermore, it offers amazing food with special flavours and great hospitality by the host. For the location of the restaurant, click here. Additionally, you can reach this location in your own tuktuk.

The Flavours Restaurant

The name says it all; this restaurant offers authentic Sri Lankan food and many more to the best of its flavours. Moreover, you have the option to reach this location in your own tuktuk and enjoy a tasty meal after a long day. Find it here.

Smokey Kitchen

A restaurant built with clay and mud to represent Sri Lankan village style. Moreover, the food is cooked in clay pots to bring together the flavour and spices. Enjoy a delight experience by easily riding your tuktuk there. Find the location here.

Recharge at Comfortable Stays in Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama Resort

Additionally, it is a lakefront hotel with a peaceful and calm surrounding, offering comfortable accommodation facilities such as convenient parking for your tuktuk. For the location of the hotel click here.

Ekho Safari Tissa

It is a spacious and elegant garden hotel, providing comfortable accommodation facilities. Fresh and delicious food, an outdoor relaxing pool and easy to reach by your own tuktuk. For the location of the hotel click here.

Blue Turtle Hotel

Moreover, it is a 4-star hotel with great amenities, including a large garden and spacious pool. Great food with a variety of dishes and not forgetting friendly staff to make your stay memorable. For the location of the hotel click here. Additionally, you can reach this location in your own tuktuk.

How to Get to Tissamaharama from Colombo

A Train Ride to Tissamaharama

To reach Tissamaharama from Colombo by train, you can board a train at Colombo Fort Railway Station. While there is no direct train to Tissamaharama, you can take a train to the nearby town of Matara. From Matara, you can then take a short bus or taxi ride to Tissamaharama, which is approximately 70 kilometres away. The journey from Colombo to Matara typically takes 3-4 hours, offering scenic coastline views. Find the train timetable here.

A Bus Ride to Tissamaharama

From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop on a bus to Katharagama (route 1-12/32). It can take around 5 hours and 45 minutes. From Katharagama you can take a taxi or a tuktuk to Tissamaharama. To plan your route and check bus timetables, go to the official website of the Sri Lanka National Transport Commission (NTC).

By Taxi to Tissamaharama

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 PickMe (a 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..

Rent a Tuktuk and Drive to Tissamaharama !

Travelling from Colombo to Tissamaharama in your own tuktuk is one of the most spectacular ways to appreciate the beautiful splendour and discover Sri Lanka’s hidden gems. Renting a tuktuk provides an exciting experience, with the freedom to drive through fascinating routes and the option to pull over at any location that sparks your interest.

Head over to our online reservations system on Select your booking dates, extras and enter your details. Continue to the payment section and have a great time riding a tuktuk in Sri Lanka.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renting a tuktuk in Tissamaharama is a great way to explore the city at your own pace. You’ll need a local temporary driving license, which we can assist you with.

Yes, it’s safe to drive a tuktuk in Tissamaharama. We provide a driving lesson to ensure you’re comfortable with the vehicle.

We offer customer support throughout the rental period to assist with any issues that may arise.
On your pickup day, one of our driving instructors will drive the tuktuk with your locally approved permit (licence) and the necessary documentation to your hotel, provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson and off you go, explore paradise!

Yes, you can drop-off the tuktuk in Tissamaharama. You can check the pick-up and drop-off charges here!

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