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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Talangama Wetland

Talangama Wetland
Ranked #52 of 145 things to do in Colombo
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Colombo
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149 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Constitutional Walk or stroll, watch nature at play, watch people shedding fat, while you too are struggling to do the same, walk by waterways, relax your mind think things out quietly, sit and ponder if you feel like it in fact feel free as much as you like.

Excellent place.

One question? If people come here for relaxation, why CANT they smile, some look more serious than Isaac Newton before he propounded Relativity.

Visited July 2012
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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
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“A short drive to a wonderful nature walk in Colombo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Talangama Wetlands are situated near the Batteramula area of Colombo. You need own transport and it is ideal if you stay in Colombo and are in need of some clean quiet nature...

This is the rough route description: Come to Battaramulla in the suburbs of Colombo and get to Wewa para (Lake Road) via Akuregoda road or Sri Wickramasinghapura road, both are off the Battamualla – Pannipitiya road.

We went in February and made a point of arriving there before sunrise i.e. it was pitch dark when we parked at the big animal ID signboard ( see pic). In the dark the area looks creepy untill the light sets in (in feb 5.35 am) and you can smell the fresh air while it is still peacfull. You can have a 30 min walk around the lake, and see the animals wake up... a bit later and then also the locals and guard dogs wake up and it gets hotter, the scenery changes. I imagine visiting during sunset to give a nice different scene as well...

Louisa

Visited February 2012
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6 Thank Louisa-Holland
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Beautiful wetland eco-system”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is a beautiful wetland ecosystem in the Colombo district. It is truly surprising to see this lovely landscape surrounded by the noise and busyness of the city. Talangama is a heaven for ornithologists and photographers. A big thank you for the people in the area for keeping the lake and the surrounding area pollution free.

Visited July 2012
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6 Thank Chandima G
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

A lovely place. Away from the city noise, this little haven is home to many species of flora and fauna and is a great place to really walk.

Visited May 2012
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