Amongst all national reserves that adventure seekers will encounter while in Sri Lanka. None quite captures the attention much like the Kumana National Park which is found 3191 km south east from the commercial capital of Colombo. Well known for its bird species, the reserve must be made part of your travel itinerary and staying at a Sri Lanka beach resort would be the perfect start. Ranna 212 which is one of the Tangalle hotels on offer should be given due consideration before deciding to explore this serene environment.
Once referred to as the Yala East National Park, the reserve thus named in September of 2006 and has transformed itself into a bird watcher’s ultimate dream. The beautiful Kumana Villu affords holidaymakers ample opportunity to feast their eyes on colourful species of water birds that arrive in their numbers during the period ranging from May to June. Egrets, pelicans, painted storks, herons feature amongst a host of other species that have thrilled viewers the world over. Mainly dominated by mangrove tress, Kumana is a haven for various rare species of birds such as the great thick knee and the Eurasian spoonbill. Looking beyond the karan fern trees and kumbuk trees, one would be able to witness the golden jackal, elephant and even the mugger crocodile in their natural habitats. Linger on for that mush longer and you are destined to unearth a mosaic of wonders you would not be able to see anywhere else in Sri Lanka.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+