Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka proudly identifies itself as one of South India’s and Sri Lanka’s main bird sanctuaries. The lush wetlands are home to a multitude of winged species, a pleasurable experience for all wildlife enthusiasts. If you choose to stay at any one of the beautiful Yala hotels access to the park is just a few kilometres away. If it’s a true outdoorsy adventure you crave look no further than Saraii Village Sri Lanka a rustic retreat encompassing all modern amenities.
At this unique jungle style retreat you can opt to stay at the tree house chalets or mud chalets. Re-live your childhood dreams as you relax in the sturdy tree houses and let the gentle winds rock you to sleep. The mud chalets are true Sri Lankan style abodes, offering comfort amidst traditional settings. The hotel organises plenty of wild-life tours to the nearby parks, bird watching safaris are some of the popular tours.
The Bundala bird sanctuary has few competitors, take home vivid memories of the dancing flamingos who throng the park in hundreds, the mesmerizing shades of pink amidst the lush wetlands is indeed a treat. Pack those binoculars for Bundala brags over 197 varieties of birds of which 58 are migratory species. Expect sights of Rosy Starling, large Egrets, Black Winged Stilt, Rosy Starling, Painted Stork, Eurasian Coot and much more.
Bundala is also a lush sanctuary for many flora and fauna. There are over 32 species of fish, 48 species of mammals and 48 species of reptiles. The wetlands are a myriad of colours with an abundance of greenery and wide open skies. A true blessing of nature Bundala promises to satiate the cravings of all nature lovers with the adventure of a life-time.
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