Whale/Dolphin Watching

Whale/Dolphin Watching

 Sri Lanka is one of the major spot for watching Whales and Dolphins in the world because of the location it situated (International whaling protected zone). Specially, Alankuda beach in Kalpitiya (best places to see dolphins during November to March), Mirissa or Dondra Point in south coast (best places to see blue whales and sperm whales during January to April) and Trincomalee in east coast (best place to see whale and dolphin during June to September) are the main ports of Whale and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Whale and dolphin sightings are additionally available in the western coastal cities of Alutgama, Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa.

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Wild Life

Wild Life

Geographical diversity gives Sri Lanka rich wildlife resources, conserved in 13 National Parks and over a hundred other protected areas.  Among 86 species of mammals are elephant, leopard, sloth bear and sambhur, numerous species of monkey and deer, civet and fishing cat and tiny loris.
Among the most popular and accessible animal sanctuaries are Yala (Ruhuna), Uda Walawe, Lunugamvehera, Randenigala, Minneriya, Kauduluwawa, Wasgomuwa, Gal Oya and Horton Plains Wilpattu National Park (reputed for leopard and sloth bear)

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Geographical diversity gives Sri Lanka rich wildlife resources, conserved in 13 National Parks and over a hundred other protected areas.  Those wild treasures include 441 species of birds, including the endemic beautifully plumaged blue magpie and the striking red-faced malkoha and 242 species of butterflies.  Among the most popular bird sanctuaries are Kumana, Wirawila, Kalametiya and Bundala Ramsar Wetlands (for mainly aquatic species) Peak Wilderness, Knuckles ranges, Kelani Valley, Hakgala and Tangamalai reserves and Muturajawela Tropical Wetlands, near Colombo.

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