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

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

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…

Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary – Bird Lover’s Paradise

Are you an avid bird lover? Do you wish to travel the world and get a glimpse of some of the most exotic and endemic birds to each country? Head to Sri Lanka, right now! The tropical island is rich in wildlife, from giant elephants to graceful peacocks. If you’re a nature or animal lover, Sri Lanka will make you fall in love with it the moment you get off that plane!

Sri Lanka’s national parks like Yala National Park or even a house garden is a great place to spot the island’s fluttering feathered friends, however, if you wish to visit a bird sanctuary that is known to be home to plenty of endemic, resident and migratory birds, then visit the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary that’s located in the south coast of the island. The southern coastal cities of Sri Lanka will leave you breathless and if you find yourself a little unoccupied, there’ll be a number of things to do in Galle, Sri Lanka that will make you never want to leave! Don’t forget to book your accommodation, as during peak season, properties such as Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort fill up quite fast.

The Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is located between Tangalle and Hambantota. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1984 and has lagoons and mangroves. As this sanctuary isn’t quite popular with the ‘sun, sand and sea’ seeking tourists, it provides a great opportunity to spot plenty of birds in their natural habitat without much disturbance. The Park is home to 4 particular local birds that are threatened like the Glossy Ibis, Indian Reef Heron, Jungle Fowl and the Sri Lankan black-capped purpled Kingfisher. The park is also home to about 38 species of reptiles; most of which are globally and nationally threatened. The ideal time to get a glimpse of the bird population is between the months from November to March.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.


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