The Rain Tree Hotel
enjoyable staying since 2016
Located in Tissamaharama, the old capital city of southern Sri Lanka, the Rain Tree Hotel stands on the shores of the Tissa Lake.
The Rain Tree Hotel is placed in a unique location with more than 50 species of both endemic & migrant birds, flocking together over magnificent cluster of massive rain trees at the Lake, right in front of the hotel.
The guests can enjoy a wonderful 360 degrees panoramic view over the lake, old temples and mountain ranges nearby, from a view point at the top of the hotel, which is 19 m above the ground, At sunset the guest can enjoy a drink, (Sundowner) when thousands of flying foxes are leaving the rain trees and fly past the hotel.
Comfort, serenity and natural environment are perfectly combined here, because we care about your well-being.
All that matters to us, is that our guests feel comfortable. We want them to enjoy their drinks and their conversations, and are happy to invite everybody to relax in our comfy lounge sofas and to end the evening with a special signature drinks.
Our cuisine offers a variety of exotic dishes combines tradition with modernity in an exceptional way prepared by our versatile chef “Sarath”. We can satisfy even the most sophisticated culinary expectations of our guests.
Things to do
Visit Sandagiri Monastic Complex of Tissamaharama
According to the Great Chronicle Maha Vamsa, when the Sri Maha Bodhi was brought to Sri Lanka by Theiree Sangamitta, members of the ‘Kshethiya’ clan of ‘Chandana Grama’ was present at Anuradhapura taking part of the celebrations. It is now accepted that the ‘Chandana Grama’ is the area now known as Sandagiriya.
The temple is built on 200×200 feet platform. The floor is tiled with bricks. Only about 1/2 of the stupa remains today. The circumference of the stupa is 340 feet (103 meters) and the current height is 60 feet.
It has flower altars at the four cardinal points and on the north side a remarkable piece of stone carving, perfectly cut and beautifully polished, can be found.
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. 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.
The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.
Visit Yala National Park
Visit Tissa Wewa
Tissa Wewa is a reservoir in Tissamaharama, thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of Tissamaharama.
The lake was restored in 1871. The embankment (or bund) on the southern shore supports the Tissa-Kataragama road (B464), which is lined by old Indian rain trees planted by the British to provide shade