About Bundala National Park
Bundala national park is a biosphere reserve that is frequented by tourists as it is the wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala national park is spread in an area of 6000 hectares, and is located around 245 kms from Colombo. Bundala was declared a national park in 1993 and a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2005. Bundala is located at the Southern end of Sri Lanka where the land, the sea and the wet lands meet. Bundala national park has a unique combination of lagoons, beaches, sand dunes and jungles that cannot be found anywhere else in Sri Lanka.
Bundala national park is home to close to 200 species of birds, with main tourist attraction being Greater Flamingo that migrate to this area in large flocks. Other main birds that can be found in the area are Waterfowl, Cormorants, large water birds, black-headed ibis and painted storks. Travellers can also find other wildlife attractions in Bundala national park including few Sri Lankan Elephants, common langur, Jackal, Leopard, wild boar, Porcupine, giant squirrels, crocodiles and fishing cat. Four out of five species of turtles found in Sri Lanka visit Bundala to lay eggs during October to January.