Bentota River Safari - Things to Know Before Visiting
Galle Rd, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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About Bentota River Safari
It is two hours away from Colombo and is a place popular for water sports. The Bentota River is the third largest river in Sri Lanka. On this spectacular river safari, you can see crocodiles, snakes, bats, and lizards and you can ride the boat under the canopy of the mangroves.
Attractions Near Bentota River Safari
45 Minutes away from Colombo near the Southern expressway, Bentota Beach area is recognized as a premier resort town with at least 15 Star class Hotels and many small boutique style hotels. The beach has many activities like speed boats and jet ski riding, windsurfing, boogie boarding, water skiing, kite surfing, to the rides on a banana boat.
It is reputed as the second best-surfing spot in Sri Lanka. The beach is known for its Coral Reef that visitors can access.
Bolgoda Lake is located 45 minutes' drive away from Colombo. It is the largest freshwater source in the western districts of Sri Lanka. Bolgoda lake offers options for water adventures such as kayaking, jet-skiing, and boating. The lake also provides breathtaking views in early mornings.
Galle Fort in the Bay of Galle was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then widely fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. The fort has recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Beddagana Wetland Park is situated in the Beddagana area of Ethul Kotte, it’s a paradise for wildlife and nature lovers. It is home to 40 species of butterflies, and 80 species of birds, it also has walking paths through lakes, ponds, and wetlands.
This is forest reserve is a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The reserve's name means the Lion Kingdom.
Where is Bentota River Safari
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The seventh-largest provinces out of nine in Sri Lanka. Its geographic area has the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. Farming and fishing are the primary sources of income for the majority of the locals in this region. It is divided into 3 districts and 47 divisional secretariats with the third largest population of the country, most of them living in Galle district.