Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

AU$43 Kataragama Accommodation

Epic deals on more than 212 Kataragama hotels

More than just hotels
Apartments, cabins, holiday rentals and more, plus millions of reviews from Aussie & Kiwi travellers

Flexibility matters
Free cancellation on select hotels and 24/7 support, so you can book with confidence

Relax with our Price Promise
Find a lower price on a hotel or package online, before your stay, and we'll refund the difference^

Top hotel deals in Kataragama

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mahoora Tented Safari Camp All-Inclusive - Yala
Mahoora Tented Safari Camp All-Inclusive - Yala
3.5 out of 5
Yala National Park, Yala, Kataragama
The price is AU$1,004 per night

Mahoora Tented Safari Camp All-Inclusive - Yala: Family tentalow with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in a national park.

No reviews
Mahoora Tented Safari Camp All-Inclusive - Yala
Big Game on Wheels - Yala
Big Game on Wheels - Yala
2 out of 5
The price is AU$201 per night

Big Game on Wheels - Yala: Campsite with free WiFi and free parking. Located in a national park.

No reviews
Big Game on Wheels - Yala
Yala Safari Camping
Yala Safari Camping
3 out of 5
60, Tissa Lake Road, Yala National Park, Kataragama
The price is AU$758 per night

Yala Safari Camping: Family tentalow with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in a national park.

No reviews
Yala Safari Camping
Tamarind Lake
Tamarind Lake
4.5 out of 5
Kandasuridugama Raja Mawatha, Kataragama, Uva
The price is AU$100 per night

Tamarind Lake: Luxury hotel with free WiFi and free valet parking.

No reviews
Tamarind Lake
Wild Trails by Amaya
Wild Trails by Amaya

Situated in Kataragama, this tentalow is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yala National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery and Patanangala Tsunami ...

No reviews
Wild Trails by Amaya
Sunsung Chiththa Holiday Resort
Sunsung Chiththa Holiday Resort
3 out of 5
Mathara Gedara, Old Buttala Road, Sellakatharagama, Kataragama
The price is AU$43 per night

Sunsung Chiththa Holiday Resort: Business-friendly hotel with free WiFi and free parking.

No reviews
Sunsung Chiththa Holiday Resort
Mandara Rosen
Mandara Rosen
4 out of 5
No. 57 Detagamuwa, Kataragama
The price is AU$104 per night

Mandara Rosen: Family hotel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Located in a national park.

No reviews
Mandara Rosen
Big Game Camp Yala
Big Game Camp Yala
3 out of 5
Katagamuwa, Yala, Kataragama
The price is AU$161 per night

Big Game Camp Yala: Family tentalow with free WiFi and free parking. Located in a national park.

No reviews
Big Game Camp Yala
Heina Nature Resort & Yala Safari 1
Heina Nature Resort & Yala Safari 1
The price is AU$106 per night

Heina Nature Resort & Yala Safari 1: Romantic resort with free breakfast and a water park. Located on a lake.

No reviews
Heina Nature Resort & Yala Safari 1

Top luxury Kataragama hotel deals

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Big Game Camp Yala
Big Game Camp Yala
3 out of 5
Katagamuwa, Yala, Kataragama
The price is AU$161 per night

Big Game Camp Yala: Family tentalow with free WiFi and free parking. Located in a national park.

No reviews
Big Game Camp Yala

Accommodation In Kataragama

Kataragama will add serene spirituality in a way not many other destinations can. It is a city named after a revered god, and the town and its many shrines are a place of pilgrimage and worship for Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and even Christians who are seeking enlightenment and a connection with the divine. This is a city with something different and truly spiritual to offer, because among its simple streets and quiet places of worship, even non-believers will find that the daily customs and rituals here bring them calm and peace. If you’re not so into religion and a slow pace of life, book your Kataragama accommodation in July or August when the Kataragama Festival takes place. The gruesome and testing rituals of this event are definitely a sight to see!

Kataragama is a small, serene town about 20km from the southeast coast of Sri Lanka. Its Kataragama Temple is one of the top three religious sites on the island, and pretty much the town’s only attraction, but it is from this one place that Kataragama gets all its special charm, life and breath-taking events.

The temple grounds are very different from the Hindu or Buddhist temples you may be used to, which usually have stunning and intricate ornaments, statues, carvings and colours, but here you are welcomed by a brightly painted arches (alternated between yellow and pink over the years) to see plain rectangular buildings within. But don’t let this put you off, because as evening settles over Kataragama, the evening puja (worshipping ceremony) begins. These are like daily mini-festivals as pilgrims arrive to give offerings to the god while dancers twirl to jazzy drums and trumpets played nearby.

When there are no ceremonies, Kataragama goes back to sleep, its dusty streets and low buildings take on a real countryside feel, and for most this is a rare and extraordinary experience because the destination is not geared for tourists in any way, something even quiet inland towns of Sri Lanka lack. There is one time per year that the town explodes with life and activity though, and that is during the Kataragama Festival (around July or August). People from all over Sri Lanka make the pilgrimage to the temple and either go about their quiet, personal rituals, or show their devotion with gruesome acts of self-mutilation including walking on burning hot coals, suspending themselves in the air by hook piercings, or skewering sharp objects through their cheeks. This is definitely the most exciting time for the town and the Kataragama hotels fill up fast, so take a look at our list and book early!

We also have great deals on flights to Sri Lanka to help you complete your plans.

How much is a hotel room in Kataragama?

Hotels in Kataragama start at AU$43 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

New reviews - Best hotels in Kataragama

Travel to Kataragama & explore

^Eligibility requirements and conditions apply.