Exploring Bolgoda Lake – A Laidback Getaway Beside the Water

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Sri Lanka’s largest freshwater lake, Bolgoda Lake offers an idyllic escape amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a great place not only for some relaxation, but some fun recreation too.

Bolgoda Lake
Bolgoda Lake | Image Credit : Chamal N, Bolgoda lake, CC BY-SA 3.0

Getting There

Only around 19 km from the country’s commercial capital, Colombo, Bolgoda Lake is also close to Wadduwa. Within easy reach of local accommodation options the likes of The Blue Water Hotel and Spa, the lake provides an ideal place to visit with the whole family.

Laid-back Relaxation

Those staying at resorts in Sri Lanka close to this lake can easily plan a day outing here and enjoy a relaxed time amidst the shady banks. Certain spots are owned by private businesses that provide enjoyable activities, outdoor event spaces and captivating boat rides too.

Fun Recreation

Those looking for more action-packed activity can look to try some of the thrilling water sports on offer. Certain local establishments offer everything from jet skiing to water skiing, while kayaking, yachting and canoeing can be enjoyed here too.

Rich Biodiversity

Home to mangroves and a thriving ecosystem, Bolgoda is rich in freshwater fish and attracts a range of bird species too; bird watching enthusiasts have the chance of spotting Spot-Billed Ducks, Grey Herons, Asian Openbills, Purple Swamphens and Brahminy Kites to name but a few!

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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