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Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Chilaw
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A must see attraction on the way to anuradhapura. many birds in natural surroundings in the morning.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is very much underplayed as a tourist destination - no signs, not that easy to find. However this might have been because it is now the dry season and there is very little water around!

Having said that ... we saw some very interesting birds in the very small tanks that are around. It was also a very peaceful and tranquil area and it turned out to be a delightful afternoon. We saw no-one and there were no disturbances.

I had taken my car which is something I certainly would not contemplate in the wet season. Deep ruts on the tracks indicated that it might be a bit hairy in the rain. The tracks we followed were very narrow mud lanes so clearly not suitable for regular cars. But then I suppose you would normally go there on a 'safari'.

The only downside was the lack of signage and information. However this may well have been because it's out of season, or because we went privately instead of on a tour. But if you're in to bird watching, I highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank anneelizabeth16
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

In the space of 2-3 hours at the end of February we saw approximately 30 different species of birds in the very dry wetlands of Anawilundawa. The highlight was a group of pygmy woodpeckers and a honey buzzard. Our guide Ajantha Palihawadana was vital to our enjoyment of the reserve.

1  Thank rogbarre123
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Anawilundawa Sanctuary is one of the 6 RAMSAR wetlands in Sri Lanka. The Sanctuary covers 1,397ha lying between costal line and the Negambo – Putlam railway line. This wetland consists of 6 large man made tanks and 3 peripheral tanks interconnected to create a complex irrigations system. Bordering the coast, Anawilundawa is also flanked by mangroves and fresh water lakes. This results in a huge diversity of resident and migratory species of animals and birds.One of the best bird watching site in Sri Lanka.

1  Thank Deepal S
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

was a good trip for bird watching , we had lot of fun going through the lakes , so many different types of birds

1  Thank Chamara R
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