Mirissa

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Recently featured under the spot light for being one of the best whale watching destinations in the world, this quaint city named as Mirissa is a secluded and charming fishing village that offer wonderful sightings of Dolphins, Blue and Sperm Whales during December to month of April. Apart from that breathtaking beautiful views, blue waters, white waves lapping at the sandy beaches, great breaks for surfers is what Mirissa is known for. However, Mirissa has more to offer than the sights and water sports. The Siri Sunandarama Temple is one of the most sacred Buddhist places of the town. The town, which is famous for masked dancing, the temple is home to a collection of traditional masks, whilst the second is found in the village of Udupila. At times of festivities, this small fishing town comes alive with masked dancers making their way to the temple to offer their respects.