Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Bird Watching at Habarana – an enthusiast’s dream

The attractive locality of Habarana in exotic Sri Lanka is undoubtedly a delightful place in which to spend a relaxing holiday. When considering Sri Lanka resorts an outstanding choice would be the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. This appealing accommodation is well-reputed for its tastefully appointed rooms and courteous hospitality.

Habarana has many attractions and amongst them are its splendid bird watching opportunities. If you love observing unusual and exotic birds you will be enthralled by the avian denizens of this tranquil locality. In fact bird watching enthusiasts are of the view that no study of Sri Lanka’s birds would be complete without experiencing the avian riches of Habarana.

The sheer diversity of avian species to be seen here will take the breath away. It is thought that no less than 138 different varieties of birds may be observed in this locality. Of these some varieties are endemic to the island of Sri Lanka and a couple are globally endangered species.

If you so desire, you may avail yourself of the services of a guide who will take you around the local trails and pathways. However the sheer numbers of birds in this area means that any visitor is assured of observing many kinds of birds from almost any vantage point in the area. In fact even as you sip your coffee in the morning and walk to your room you will notice birds fluttering around you.

Habarana is also considered to be noteworthy for its other natural riches, in the form of picturesque countryside and resident fauna. If you take the opportunity to head into the countryside and explore the local trails you are very likely to come across creatures like monkeys, monitor lizards, other reptiles and colourful butterflies. Other options include undertaking a more demanding hike through the area or cycling through the local trails. If you appreciate the natural beauty of the Sri Lankan environment you are sure to enjoy a visit to Habarana.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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