Attraction Hokandara West Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Sri Lanka Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Talangama Wetland is special ?
An oasis of beauty and tranquility, the Telamgama Wetland is home to a large variety of different species of birds. In fact, so diverse is the wetland that there are over 100 species of birds and a wide variety of butterfly and dragonfly species who have made the wetland their home.
Some of the most sought after birds in the wetland include the water cock, migrant black, yellow bitterns and purple-faced leaf monkey. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars and camera before heading out to the Talangama Wetland.
What to explore at Talangama Wetland?
Talamgama offers an escape from Colombo just a short drive east from downtown—though to get here you'll need your own car or a taxi ride. This area of wetland around the small Talangama Lake is a haven for nature lovers and a great place for a walk. Around 100 bird species have been sighted here, reptiles abound, and monkeys are often seen, too. It's also home to countless species of butterflies and dragonflies. But most of all, this is a welcome oasis of green calm away from the urban sprawl—a place to forget city life, if only for a few hours. The best times to see wildlife are early morning and late afternoon, when the midday sun is less strong.
How to get to Talangama Wetland?
Get to Wewa Para (Lake Road) via Akuregoda Road or Sri Wickramasinghapura Road, both of which are off the Pannipitiya Road, a few kilometers from the Parliament. Free access on public roads.
- Birdwatchers paradise
- Bird watching and Nature
- Nice place to spot birds
- Good for bird watching ,cycling and to relax
- Beautiful wetland eco-system
Hokandara West Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Sri Lanka
Tips for you
Located just a few kilometers from the heart of Colombo, Talangama wetland is an urban oasis. With many of the original wetlands in the city now built upon, Talangama is the perfect place to spend an afternoon relaxing. The diversity of this wetland is remarkable with over 100 species of birds, numerous species of Butterflies and Dragonflies. A few species of small mammals also are still surviving here and if you are lucky you may be able to spot a few of them in the early morning and late evening. Talangama is an ideal location to start your birding holiday !