Travellers who choose Team Sightseeinglanka’s genuine Village Life study packages and select Tissamaharama as their destination can expect maximum pleasure, because our holidays in Tissamaharama offer best combinations of village life activities and traditional Sri Lanka village foods with perfect birdwatching opportunities at Yala National Park, Bundala National Park and Weeravila Lake bird sanctuary, Pannegamuwa Lake and Lunugamwehera Reservoir. Many bird species can be observed in the surrounding of the village we choose for these special holidays among locals. Birds are in abundance and include rare Black necked Stork, Indian Peafowl and Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, Bee eaters, Hornbills, Nightjar, Hoopoe, Indian Roller, Red Face Malkoha, Blue Face Malkoha, and many other species.
The Yala National Park contains jungles, beaches, freshwater lakes, rivers, scrub land and open grass land. The scrub land has an enormous amount of rocky patches, favourite daytime observation places of leopards. Yala NP has the world's highest concentration of leopards. There are very good numbers of elephants, crocodiles, water buffalos, wild boars, spotted deer and grey langurs amongst other large animals.
By the way: Kirinda with picturesque sandy beaches amidst rock boulders is in only 10 km away. Kataragama, one of the most famous pilgrimage places, is in 18 km distance.
Team Sightseeinglanka offers genuine village life days among locals, for those holiday makers who come to Sri Lanka for a beach holiday or a heritage round tour in the first place, but hope to meet locals who are usually not involved in the tourism industry. Some guests enjoy to learn more about everyday activities in rural areal of Sri Lanka, for a change, accepting it means days of less comfort.
Tissamaharama is also highly recommendable for one or two weeks village holidays, because of the many attractions and wildlife in its surrounding. Birdlovers in particular are invited to contact teamleader and specialist Kapila directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tissamaharama was the capital of the southern region called Rohana (Ruhuna) in ancient times, with giant dagobas
National park wilderness plus plenty of "wewas", vast ancient reservoirs, in the vicinity of Tissamaharama are reasons for the abundance in birdlife in this area.
Similar to the Rose-ringed Parakeet, the Alexandrine Parakeet (photo) originating from Asia's stropical regions is an adaptable species able to withstand winter conditions in the foothills of the Himalayas. This is why both species established feral populations in and around cities in Europe. Feral animals are descendents of domesticated individuals, living in the wild again. Parakeets were introduced as pets in Europe, some of them could escape and reproduce successfully despite European climate.
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