Bundala Wild Area

Bundala National Park is one of Sri Lanka's foremost destinations for birdwatchers. It is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory waterbirds in Sri Lanka. It harbors 197 species of birds, the highest being Greater Flamingo.

324 species of vertebrates have been recorded there, which includes 32 species of mammals, 48 species of reptiles, 15 species of amphibians and a lot more.

The park stretches along the coast for around 20km. Although it does not have the range of wild life or scenery of nearby Yala National Park, Bundala is much quieter and makes a good alternative if you want to avoid Yala crowds.