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Address: Lake Road, Kotte, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Great place for urban birding

A peaceful drive if one is looking for a spot of urban birding. Recommend early morning as the best time. Ideally during the migratory season (Oct-Mar) but still worth a visit any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Keith W
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A peaceful drive if one is looking for a spot of urban birding. Recommend early morning as the best time. Ideally during the migratory season (Oct-Mar) but still worth a visit any time.

Thank Keith W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This wetland attracts many sorts of birds in different periods of the year. There are 2 lake fronts and lots of marshy land, which is ideal to explore on bicycles. I take my 2 kids on Sunday mornings on bicycles and they just love the ride. A dip in the lake is possible but amidst a crowd on weekends. Week... More 

Thank Channa B
Sri Lanka
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

The Lake is located about 2 km from Thalawathugoda junction or 3 km from Pelawatta junction or 1 km from ITN. I ve been there several times. You can take nice snaps of the lake and paddy field. You must bring your camera. You can have a swim also, but there are no lifeguards, so dont swim across the lake.... More 

Thank sandun t
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This place attracts bird watching, we could see from our hotel. A beautiful peaceful area,many birds e.g.open billed stork, purple swamphen, egrets and cormorants.

Thank 478pam
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This verdant wetland borders one of Colombo's most scenic suburbs. It is excellent for bird watching and for observing some fast disappearing species of insects, as well as for a quiet day of relaxation - and I mean, quiet. This is not the place for nosy family gatherings, because this frightens away the birds and animals. But the water area... More 

1 Thank Krajjy
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

excellent place for birding in Colombo. many of water birds can be seen here. take a walk along the rod around the lake. you will find black & yellow bitterns and many more.if you have day luck you will find fishing cats here.

2 Thank Usiru
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134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love this place as it is full of birds and wildlife and i like the fact you have such a green area saved within a highly congested city.

1 Thank anura1961
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited the wetlands this afternoon. The natural beauty of the area totally destroyed by all the rubbish, plastics, left over food stuffs deposited by the local village people who bathe and generally gather around the wewa... Suggest that the local authorities take immediate action to clean and preserve this wonderful site...

1 Thank Sharmela d
Epsom, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

beautiful...natural...peaceful sometimes.. you can view what village life in paradise isle must be like with the occasional bullock cart, farmers with their produce and villagers coming to bathe in the lake.. most of all, can catch a glimpse of coots, herons, egrets, flycatchers etc..

1 Thank Shiromel J
Mumbai, India
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168 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

To be in colombo and looking for a Time to get something different with family visit the place.as tourist u have to be there where u can have Nature with u apart from sea and other

Thank VaidyaVikrant

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