Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ecotourism – Sri Lanka

Kumana National Park

Kumana national Park is well known eco tourism attraction and bird sanctuary where a multitude of birds breed and roost. Total extent of park is 18,149 hectare.This park is an 'absolute must' for the bird watching enthusiasts. Kumana Villu is one of most featured place in the park. Kumana Villu is a natural swamp lake, fed by the ‘Kumbukkan Oya'. It is at this mangrove swamp that many water birds nest in May and June. Regular sightings include such species of bird as pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis, herons, egrets and little cormorants.

Besides the prolific birdlife, Kumana is also home to some of the mammals found in the Yala National Park such as Elephants and Leopards. The vegetation in Kumana consists mainly of mangrove trees, kumbuk trees and the karan fern, as well as the open marsh area.

                                              How to Acces

You can reach Kumana through Yala National Park

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