Sri Lanka Eco Lodges-Tours
Asia – Sri Lanka Eco Lodges-Tours
Sri Lanka has a long history of eco-tourism. The first wildlife reserve is said to have been established in the third century. Many other parks and reserves date back to colonial times. The Department of Wildlife Conservation manages the parks and reserves. Parks and Reserves cover about fifteen percent of the country. The Parks range from high altitude grasslands to coastal wetlands.
Yala National Park is one of the more popular parks where you can see a lot of the wildlife. Wildlife includes monkeys, crocodiles and elephants. The Park also hosts the island’s largest population of leopards. Some of the birds to be seen include bee eaters, blue magpies, kingfishers and hornbills.
In the remote pilgrimage town of Kataragama you can join the nightly temple ceremonies. The town is held sacred by Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims. Read more here: Rough Guides to Sri Lanka
Boat tours let you see whales, blue and sperm, as well as spinner dolphins.
At Polonnaruwa you can see the Sri Lanka’s collection of ancient Sinhalese art and architecture.