Tissamaharamaya, also known as Mahagama, was discovered by the Prince Mahanaga, brother of the famous King Devanampiyatissa in the 3rd Century BC.

The city of Tissamaharama is documented to have been in its peak during the time of King Kavantissa, where the well-known stupas of Maha Dagoba, Sandagiri Dagoba, Yatala Dagoba and Menik Dagoba and the beautiful man-made reservoirs of Tissa Wewa and Debara Wewa were built.

Tissamaharama Sri Lanka, once a sanctuary from marauding Dravidian invaders from Southern India, is an ideal access point for the nearby Yala National Park, Bundala National Parks and the Katharagama Pilgrimage.

How to Get There

You can find regular buses from most major towns which will take you to up to Panigama and tuk tuks are available from there to Tissamaharama.