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…

Pottuvil Lagoon in Sri Lanka – A float on nature’s water trail


By Indi Samarajiva (Flickr: Pottuvil Point) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise located in the Indian Ocean, famous for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife. Towards the Eastern coast of the country, in the small city of Pottuvil, there is an unspoilt stretch of land and beach inviting eco-tourists and nature lovers for an ideal holiday in Sri Lanka. What is special about this area is that it is still undiscovered by many tourists and the natural environment is well preserved, hence the earlier you visit you have more chance to get a taste of everything in their original surrounding. If you are on the look for a Pottuvil hotel, there are several options such as Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing which will guarantee to make your stay much comfortable.

In spite of being an undeveloped area, there is much activity around Pottuvil, a few of the main being a boat tour in the Pottuvil Lagoon, sea surfing, visiting Lahugala National Park and Kumana National Park, and sightseeing including the famous Whiskey Point and Muhudu Maha Viharaya. Paying a visit to the Pottuvil Lagoon is the best way to experience undisturbed wildlife while leisurely floating on serene waters. The lagoon is surrounded by a thick Mangrove forest and is rich in its wildlife collection including many species of birds, water monitor lizards, crocodiles, Sri Lankan monkeys and even occasional elephant herds. A boat tour guided by local fishermen is maintained by Hidiyapuram Fisheries Cooperative Society. Rather than a boat, you get to ride on a hand-canoed wooden platform adding a touch of local culture to the expedition. The rides take off either early in the morning or in the evening around 3.00 p.m. every day and are usually 2-3 hours long. The early morning ride is perfect for bird watching. While you trail down the water path you will notice that all forms of life in the lagoon including humans have blended perfectly with the nature, creating a very calm and relaxing environment.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


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