The Cappa

Boating in Tissa Wewa

Embark on a tranquil boating adventure on the serene waters of Tissa Wewa, an ancient artificial lake nestled in the historic town of Tissamaharama. Built by King Kavantissa in the 3rd century BC, Tissa Wewa is not only a vital irrigation reservoir but also a picturesque spot that offers a peaceful escape into nature.

Glide across the calm waters as you take in the breathtaking views of lush greenery and the distant outline of the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara's majestic stupa. The lake is a haven for birdwatchers, with a myriad bird species such as herons, egrets, and kingfishers gracing its shores. Early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to witness the vibrant birdlife and enjoy the cool, refreshing breeze.

Boating on Tissa Wewa also provides a unique perspective on the local way of life. You might catch sight of fishermen skillfully casting their nets or farmers tending to their crops along the lake's banks. The gentle ripples of the water and the rhythmic sounds of the oars create a soothing ambiance, making it an ideal activity for relaxation and reflection.

Whether you're seeking a serene escape, a closer connection with nature, or an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, a boating trip on Tissa Wewa promises a memorable experience. Just a short 10-minute drive from Mayur Lodge, this delightful excursion can be easily arranged, ensuring you enjoy the natural beauty and historical charm of Tissamaharama to the fullest.

Sculpture and paintings, inside. Nature and its sounds, outside.


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