Beddegana Wetland Park, Sri Jayawardenepura

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#21 of 30 in Parks in Western Province
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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  • Very calm place.If you really want to examine the art of the nature this place is the most suitable one. But when you visit there, keep silent in this area because birds get disturbed. For local visit...  more »
  • An excellent place for bird watching and also just to immerse yourself in the embrace of the Mother Nature. It's hard to believe that this calm and soothing place is in fact located in the busy urban ...  more »
  • If you have a few hours and want to do something off the tourist track, spend time at the Beddagana Wetland Park. You can do a gentle walk through the trees and swamps on a raised platform, and try to...  more »
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  • It's quite a surprise to find such a well preserved natural wetland in the midst of the city. You can find birds freely roaming whilst the wetland has houses right next to it. It's very well maintained and has beautiful pathways across the wetlands. There were a few butterflies and a few species of birds. You could spend an entire day walking through the pathways and never got bored.
  • Peaceful natural area. butterflies & some birds you can watch. walking paths over wetland. very popular with couples. however security guards coming some times & the do not allow to stay in near trees or walking path for couples. They check bags of every person before enter & please do no take plastic bottles or bags, snakes, they do not allow to take them in. Tickets Rs. 100 per local persons.
  • Great place to chill and walk. Its pretty much a hidden mangrove in the midst of a dense urban city. Worth going there to see the local wild life (If you are lucky enough to spot one). Overall great place for photo shoots.
  • Good place for wedding photography... u have to take prior approval if u need to take a wedding photos. Other than regular photos are allowed.its a natural and attractive place to visit. Its better to visit morning time once it open.
  • Nice place with a calm and quiet environment. Well designed tracks through the wet land that you can enjoy the nature and see may birds. Peaceful place to take a walk. Floating Duck and Bird watching tower is nice. Great place for nature lovers and photographers. Morning and evening times are the best times to visit this place. Plenty of parking space. Entrance fee is Rs. 100/=
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