Unveiled as a national reserve in the year 1986, the Somawathiya National Park falls under the Mahaweli River development project and is where the alluring Somawathiya Chaitya can be viewed. Categorised among Sri Lanka beach resorts a really good place to come to, Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa found in close proximity to the reserve must be given some thought. This Sri Lanka resort will offer you the ease of planning a trip to the Somawathiya National Park which is filled with an abundance of wildlife.
Found in the Mahaweli River’s deltaic flood plains, the park possesses 20 ‘villus’ or water filled basins where numerous species of water birds may be found. Various forms of grass and aquatic plants adorn these basins which in turn make for outstanding photography opportunities. The nearby forest trees are well worth exploring as it has been found to include countless species of flora which only can be located at the reserve. The elephant, leopard and wild boar are some of the favourites amongst wildlife enthusiasts which can be witnessed here while the crested serpent eagle and woolly-necked stork feature prominently. Governed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation, the national park is also a popular spot to come over to since it houses the Somawathiya Chaitya where a tooth relic of the Buddha is said to be kept.
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+