Kithala Resort - Tissa
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Overview

Surrounded by vast paddy fields and a plethora of natural beauty, the Kithala Resort is a true piece of haven as one explores the magnificence of Southern Sri Lanka. Inspired by the scores of exotic birds one encounters at the hotel and the area is home to, the resort was named Kithala or the Purple Coot (also knownas the Purple Swamp Hen).

Ideally located in close proximity to many cultural sites and wildlife attractions, the Resort is among the best Tissamaharama Hotels to discover and indulge in the mysteries of the South as one unwinds and reconnects with nature and loved ones.

The charming property is a part of the prestigious ‘Theme Resorts and Spas’ family known for its excellent standards and commitment in delivering the best to guests as they make unforgettable memories to last a life time.

Accommodation

Overlooking the beautifully green vast acres of paddy fields, streams of water flowing through them and the breathtaking gardens of the hotel, the rooms at Kithala Resort perfectly combines natural serenity with modern comfort for a relaxing stay. Being a centrally located Tissamaharama hotel, minutes away from Yala, the resort ideally accommodates visitors to the south with the best of comfort.

The balconies found in each room of the resort, affords guests an unobstructed view of the beautiful surroundings and the chance to witness rare and exotic birds making appearances in its beautiful gardens, flying in from the nearby sanctuary.

Each room is perfectly placed and elegantly decorated so as to best immerse guests in the tranquility of the surroundings. Guests may choose between the spacious deluxe rooms or the luxury suites both well suited for individuals looking to unwind or as a family resort as you explore the mysteries of the Southern Sri Lanka.

Deluxe
The resort consists of 39 deluxe rooms that come well equipped with all modern comfort and spacious balconies to enjoy the open undisturbed view of the paddy fields.

Services & Amenities

  • LCD TV with international channels
  • A/C & fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea & coffee making facility
  • Electronic Safe
  • Bathtub
  • Shower Cubicles

Size

  • Occupancy : 1 - 3 Persons (with extra bed)
  • Bedding : king sized Bed

Suites
The resort consists of 01 suite room that come well equipped with all modern comfort and spacious balcony to enjoy the open undisturbed view of the paddy fields.

Services & Amenities

  • LCD TV with international channels
  • A/C & fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea & coffee making facility
  • Electronic Safe
  • Bathtub
  • Shower Cubicles

Size

  • Occupancy : 1 – 3 Persons (with extra bed)
  • Bedding : king sized Bed

Facilities

  • Dining

Dining at the Kithala is a celebration of its own and the Resort prides itself on being home to one of the best Tissamaharama restaurants. The restaurant serves both world class international cuisine as well as authentic Sri Lankan fare guaranteeing a one of a kind dining experience to tantalize your taste buds.

A wide array of wines and specialty cocktails are available at the hotel’s bar served by its hospitable and attentive staff.

Things to do

Excursions

Kithala Resort is an ideally located hotel in Tissamaharama affording guests an assortment of authentically Sri Lankan experiences ranging from spiritual and adventurous pursuits.

The hotel is situated in the ancient city of Tissamaharama where you find sites such as the Tissamaharama Temple and is also minutes away from the religious city of Kataragama which attracts thousands of faithful annually to obtain the blessing from deities of the Kataragama Kovil. The hotel’s location also makes convenient, visits to other popular religious and historical sites such as the Kirinda Temple, Sithulpawwa and the Debarwewa village.

Nature and wildlife enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with various options such as exciting safaris to the Yala and Udawalawa Parks, famous for its elephants, bird watching tours at the Bundala Bird Sanctuary or the Kumana Estuary Bird sanctuary. They may also catch a glimpse of the Kalamatiyawa wetland birds or catch fish at the Kirinda beach.

  • Yala National Park

Yala National Park is a terrain of varying flat plains alternating with rocky outcrops. Its vegetation ranges from open parklands to dense jungles dotted with small lakes, lagoons and flowing steams, which pump its ecosystem with an abundant supply of water even in the driest season. Its ecosystem varies from moist monsoon forests to sandy beaches. Yala is world renowned for its array of wildlife; with over 215 bird species and 44 species of mammals, the highlight of Yala is the high density of leopards. Its said to be the highest density found in any part of the world, which is about 0.4 per every km2 in Block 1(140 km2).

  • Udawalawa National Park

Udawalawa National Park Situated south of the central hill country wedged between the wet and dry zone this national park is a mixture of scrub jungle, grasslands and abandoned teak plantations and is well known among local and foreign tourists as the best place to observe the Asian elephant. Over 500 wild elephants in heard up to a 100 are reported to live within its vicinity.

  • Kataragama

Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also come there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragamadevio and also houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa. The town has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE.

  • Maligawila

Maligawila, or Maligavila is a village in Sri Lanka and is a well-known site for several important archaeological pieces, including a free-standing 11 meters (36 ft 1.1 in) or 12 meters (39 ft 4.4 in) tall limestone statue of Buddha. This is said to be the tallest free-standing statue of Buddha in the world, though the Avukana Buddha Statue is also said to be taller.

  • Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple complex in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought dating back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. The central of the three figures to the Buddha’s right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

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