Bundala National Park

Posted on June 27, 2012  by admin  in Attractions, sliding   1 Comment »
Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is perhaps the most important wetland in Sri Lanka for both resident and migratory birds. It is famous for its aquatic birdlife which feed on the rich harvest provided by the numerous lagoons
throughout the park. The park covers some 6,216 ha and during the winter months more than 160 species of birds can be found within its boundaries. The park is the last refuge of the Great Flamingo in this part of the Island and encountering one of the huge flocks of Flamingo’s can be truly breathtaking.

Yala – Ruhunu National Park

Posted on June 21, 2012  by admin  in Attractions, sliding   1 Comment »
Yala - Ruhunu National Park

Yala National Park is world renowned as one of the best parks to observe and photograph leopards. Although it has one of the world’s densest leopard populations, it still requires good luck to see one of the elusive creatures in its natural habitat.

Covering an area in excess of 126,000 ha, the park is divided into 5 blocks, of which only Block One is open to the general public. The area consists of scrub jungle and brackish lagoons with stunning rock monoliths scattered throughout the park. The many different habitats provide a unique experience to anyone visiting the park and support a great variety of animals. The often low-density vegetation provides ideal conditions for safaris as it allows a clear and unobstructed view of the wildlife.

Scuba diving and snorkeling

Posted on June 05, 2012  by admin  in sliding   1 Comment »
Scuba diving and snorkeling

Scuba diving and snorkelling are popular in the clear waters of Tangalle. When the seas are calm, from October to April, beautiful coral reefs, colourful fishes, and even sea turtles can be spotted. Tangalle Divers scuba shop near the Tangalle Bay Hotel offers daily trips during the season.

The Island’s underwater scenery is as spectacular as its picturesque landscape inland.

Ussangoda

Posted on June 02, 2012  by admin  in Attractions, sliding   No Comments »
Ussangoda

Ussangoda is a legendary landing place of Ravana, the evil king of Hindu mythology who piloted his special peacock chariot across the skies. The area’s landscape is unusual, and its red earth is barren – possibly the result of a meteor that struc k in ancient times.

Ussangoda provides a panoramic view of the beach and the sea. The extent of this place is approximately 20 acres and very little grows on the barren red earth. Scrub jungle surrounds Ussangoda from the land side and on the sea side the plateau drops a sheer 60 feet over a rocky escarpment out to the open sea below. In ancient times this area was struck by a meteorite and the barren and unusual landscape stills bares witness to this catastrophic event.

 

Jungle River Safari

Posted on June 01, 2012  by admin  in Attractions, sliding   No Comments »
Jungle River Safari

Walawa Nadee Eco Tours Organisation, provides boat rides for those of you interested in spotting some wildlife in an area known for its rich bio diversity. The Walawa River Boat Rides popular among locals and tourists will take you through a rich biodiversity area complete with six varieties of mangroves, 52 fish species, 72 bird species, 38 plant varieties and 28 animal species.

Kudawella Blow hole – Hummanaya

Posted on May 07, 2012  by admin  in Attractions, sliding   No Comments »
Kudawella Blow hole - Hummanaya

The Kudawella Blow Hole, a site that is breathtakingly mysterious. Volumes of sea water whistle through a natural fine hole from beneath a massive rock in the sea. Located on a rock about 40 ft above sea level, this magnificent site was first discovered after a close scrutiny of photographs taken from the sea.

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