Be surrounded by thousands of vibrantly coloured birds flapping their wings in unison; be amazed by nature’s creation! Visit the Bundala National Park for the love of Birds.
Located 245 kilometres to the south-east of Colombo, Buddala National Park is the fourth biosphere reserve designated by UNESCO in Sri Lanka. The reserve is an internationally important wintering ground where thousands of migratory birds arrive during the winter season around the globe.
A bit of History
The forest reserve was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 5th of December in 1969 and later in 1993, it was upgraded to a national park in order to accommodate the high number of migratory birds which arrive at the reserve to breed. It is also worth noting that the park was the first Ramsar Wetland in Sri Lanka.
Climate and conditions
A low country dry climate exists in this region with an average humidity rate of 80 per cent. The park also consists of five shallow lagoons. The region receives an annual rainfall of 900-1300 millimetres.
Things to do
Visiting the park is one of the most things to do in Yala region and you could embark on safaris and hikes if you are stationed at properties the likes of Cinnamon Wild Yala. The Park not only has birds but also a variety of mammals and reptiles could also be found here.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+