Bundala National Park, Hambantota

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At Bundala National Park, spend a calm, relaxing day surrounded by pristine nature. Take a cab or a bus to the entrance and start your tour. The park offers excellent opportunities for bird-watching, with over 50 different species living in the area. You can explore alone, or join a tour and hear a guide describe and show some of the most interesting species. Keep an eye out for other animals, such as elephants and crocodiles. Malke your way to the highest point in the park, take a break, and enjoy views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding fishing villages. Put Bundala National Park into our Hambantota trip itinerary app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We decided to do Bundala instead of Yala as we had read so many stories about how crowded & chaotic it can be. We ticked everything off our bucket list from an up close and personal encounter with a m...  more »
  • Went to Tissa on business and on the was back visited the park. It was past 2 pm and not an ideal time for bird watching. However we were blessed to see many species such as storks, thick knees, snake...  more »
  • Bundala is a quiet national park on the south coast of Sri Lanka, famed for its variety of bird life. There were very few vehicles in the park compared with Udawalawe and Yala (didn't visit Yala thoug...  more »
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  • It was a lovely experience. We took the early morning trip and could identify about 35 species of birds ranging from painted storks, darters, ibis, bee eaters to eagles, spoonbill and dancing peacocks. Unfortunately, the migratory flamingos hadn't come into the park yet. The park is quite extensive with lagoons and the highlights for us were getting to watch sea water crocodiles (muggers) at close quarters and ending the trip by the sea. You get an experienced tracker along with your entry ticket .
  • Best place to see both resident an migratory birds in the island. Easily accessible now due to the southern expressway. Not overcrowded like Yala. But of course one will not see the leopards here.
  • It is a natural sanctuary which can be used to observe the many birds. Some are migrant birds. You can arrange a safari jeep to observe the inner area of the sanctuary.
  • Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Park is located 251 km southeast of Colombo, close to the City of Hambantota. Park is an excellent choice for birders. You can see lot of birds. Park became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. Recommend to visit
  • ItaI a amazing place to be. Soo many bird species.
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