Guidebook for Mirissa

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Guidebook for Mirissa

Food Scene
No1 Dewmini Roti Shop Top choice sri lankan in Mirissa The original and still the best local rotti shop. It also produces kotthus (rotti chopped up and mixed with vegies) and delicious, more substantial rice and curry–style dishes – don't miss the pumpkin. The ever-smiling chef and owner offers cooking classes (Rs 2000 for six curries).Word spread and the No. 1 Roti Shop soon became one of the most popular places to eat in Mirissa, thanks in part to rave reviews on the Trip Advisor website. Since moving to a more permanent location in 2011 – though still just a five minute walk from Mirissa beach – the shop has gone from strength to strength. The menu has expanded to include breakfasts, kott
No. 1 Dewmini Roti Shop
No1 Dewmini Roti Shop Top choice sri lankan in Mirissa The original and still the best local rotti shop. It also produces kotthus (rotti chopped up and mixed with vegies) and delicious, more substantial rice and curry–style dishes – don't miss the pumpkin. The ever-smiling chef and owner offers cooking classes (Rs 2000 for six curries).Word spread and the No. 1 Roti Shop soon became one of the most popular places to eat in Mirissa, thanks in part to rave reviews on the Trip Advisor website. Since moving to a more permanent location in 2011 – though still just a five minute walk from Mirissa beach – the shop has gone from strength to strength. The menu has expanded to include breakfasts, kott
Amarasinghe Residencies
Drinks & Nightlife
Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hussle and bussle of your other life that’s a million miles away. This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises. All the Guest Houses in Mirissa are set back from the actual beach giving you the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island. Every now and again the silence is broken by the
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Mirissa Beach
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Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hussle and bussle of your other life that’s a million miles away. This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises. All the Guest Houses in Mirissa are set back from the actual beach giving you the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island. Every now and again the silence is broken by the
Entertainment & Activities
Whale Watching The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal locations for whale watching would be Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) and Trincomalee while the sea off Kalpitiya teems with an abundance of dolphins. Sri Lanka Coast Guards assures a safer season of whale watching at Mirissa. With the whale watching season in Mirissa being in full swing and many local and foreign tourists gathering to the Miriss
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Whale Watching Tour
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Whale Watching The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a whale/ dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal locations for whale watching would be Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) and Trincomalee while the sea off Kalpitiya teems with an abundance of dolphins. Sri Lanka Coast Guards assures a safer season of whale watching at Mirissa. With the whale watching season in Mirissa being in full swing and many local and foreign tourists gathering to the Miriss
Arts & Culture
Ratngere Raja Maha Viharaya
Parks & Nature
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Lion Kingdom. The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds
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Sinharaja Rain Forest Entrance
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Lion Kingdom. The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938.
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Yala National Park Sri Lanka
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Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938.
Sri Lankan Elephants Elephants have and will always enjoy a special place in Sri Lanka as they easily garner the spotlight in different fields such as cultural and religious ceremonies and also in tourism. From the grandiose and monumental age-old ceremonies and festivals of Sri Lanka to the lush woodlands of Sri Lanka, elephants seem to be thriving majestically and unperturbed. However the truth is far different from this and every measure should be taken to conserve the valuable elephant population of the country. Sri Lanka possesses a significantly lengthy history with regard to the trade of ivory which has led to a brutal decline of the majestic elephants of Sri Lanka.
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parco nazionale di Uda Walawe
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Sri Lankan Elephants Elephants have and will always enjoy a special place in Sri Lanka as they easily garner the spotlight in different fields such as cultural and religious ceremonies and also in tourism. From the grandiose and monumental age-old ceremonies and festivals of Sri Lanka to the lush woodlands of Sri Lanka, elephants seem to be thriving majestically and unperturbed. However the truth is far different from this and every measure should be taken to conserve the valuable elephant population of the country. Sri Lanka possesses a significantly lengthy history with regard to the trade of ivory which has led to a brutal decline of the majestic elephants of Sri Lanka.