Sri Lanka is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist hot spot and one of the major tourists attractions is seeing wildlife and marine life. Although a small country in comparison to most other nations Sri Lanka have more than 50 natures reserves and National parks. Sri Lanks ia also situated in International Whaling institutions protected zone and southern coast of Sri Lanka is very near whale migration paths, making it the perfect spot to watch Whales and other sea animals. Elephants, Deer, Buffalo, Wild Boar, Monkeys, Crocodiles and Peacocks are common in the majority of national parks and Dark Bears and Leopard are located in certain national parks.
Many vacationers especially love to watch Elephants, seeing those majestic creatures in their natural habitat is a truly fulfilling experience. If you want to see Elephants at a semi wild life condition and need to share in activities like bottle feeding infant Elephants you can visit the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage as well. Leopard is another animal tourists like to watch but spotting them is much harder. Your very best chance is in Yala and Vilpattu national parks and the ideal time to see Leopards is during February and March, when its dry period. If you are hoping to watch Leopards and Bears it’s better if you can book a wild life bungalow inside among these national parks, they’re situated near places where these creatures are usually sighted. If all these fails then you can easily visit the federal zoological gardens in Dehiwela, which is quite close to the main town of Colombo. You may see these animals and more in there.
Sri Lanka is quickly becoming a favorite destination for whale and dolphin watching. As stated previously southern coast of Sri Lanka is very close to Whale migration paths so chances of seeing Whales are extremely high. Aside from that because of the increase in tourism, commercial Whale watching tours are carried out today and a few are even conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy. Sperm Whales, Blue Whales and Spinner Dolphins are the most frequently seen large sea creatures. Dondra point has become the most popular starting point for Whale watching excursions but many other towns in southern shore have Whale and Dolphin watching tours. If you are Somewhat adventurous you can visit areas like Hikkaduwa where you will find coral reefs and you will explore marine life in more detail