Beddegana Wetland Park, Sri Jayawardenepura

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Beddegana wetland park is located amidst the heart of the Administrative capital Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte and minute away from the hustle and bustle of the city .The new Parliament Complex of Sri Lanka is very close proximity to this green hub.

The parks Location within the declared "Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte Bird Sanctuary" and highly urban built environment sets the stage for its paradigm importance. This 18 hectare territory is a home to many endemic birds and many other faunal species such as butterflies, dragonflies and mammals native to Sri Lankan and Asian wetlands. Apart from that this marsh area is a popular stopover of migratory birds. During the migratory season, one can catch sight of the diverse flocks of shorebirds or waders including plovers and sandpipers.

The scientific studies carried out periodically in the Beddagana wetland has made evidence to this . It has been recorded that 50 species of birds, 20 species of fish ,119 species of butterflies make this wetland their habitat and endangered mammals included in the IUCN red list such as fishing cat is among the resident species of mammals. About 100 species of vegetation types provide the niches to the animal population.

Meandering board walk which cut across internal water bodies and diverse wetland habitats butterfly walk and wader watch unveiling a hands on experience of many rare butterflies and dragonfly habitats , reed ponds with native reed species, created wetland forest patch with nature trails, Bird watching tower and bird hides situated at strategic locations showcasing memorable experience of birdlife in a typical inland wetland habitat are the attractions of this wetland park. Diyawanna floating Deck , unveiling a panoramic view of the Parliament lake and its surroundings can be reached through the forest walk - a trek through a natural swamp forest , an immaculate environment with endemic rare varieties of trees and climbers.

The Wetland Park will be managed by a steering committee under the chairmanship of the UDA with relevant agencies such as Dept of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation, Central Environment Authority and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority .
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  • A sanctuary that houses a wide variety of birds and butterflies. It is open to the public from 6 AM to 6 PM everyday and charges Rs. 100 per person as entrance fee. There is a duck pond, observation t...  more »
  • Natural surroundings amidst dense human habitat in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte An early morning trek is best....stunning sunrise views if the weather is good Do ask for the map as otherwise it's a bit o...  more »
  • This place is great for nature lovers. It is truly an oasis in the middle of a growing city. Kudos to those who envioned this place. But, we need everyone's help to keep this plcae going. So be mindul...  more »
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  • Well maintained park and good in sunny days. Full of green and home of many lives. Not allowed to bring any plastic or polythene. Adhere to their rules. If u interested, you can find many kinds of birds, reptiles, fish and also couples. Don't disturb others. Enjoy the nature in urban area.
  • Nice place to become close with the nature. A wet land with build in walking path that you can enjoy the nature and see many birds. Some of the walking paths go through ponds and they do not have any protection in side ways. So you have to be careful specially with children. These is opportunity for wedding and documantry photography too but you have to pay separately. Best time to go is early morning as that's the time you can see maximum number of birds.
  • A park designed for birds watching. But it's full of couples and lovers. If you don't have a good place for romance, then this is the right place.😁 No places to visit for Valentine's day? Come here! Want to get into relationship? Many singles are here, choose one you like and get a great start. Lol. It's a nice place to visit. Tourists and families, not recommended to visit during weekends and Fridays.
  • A bird lovers' haven! If you are a bird lover, this is the ideal place closer to the capital for bird watching. Nice place to spend time closer to nature. The wetland park offers great views of the surrounding area with a few observation points. Early morning or evening is the best time to visit this place. The place is rich with diverse wetland fauna and flora species.
  • Nice place for the wildlife photographers and people who love to enjoy forests. An awesome atmosphere nearby Colombo. An ideal place to go outing with your loved ones
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