Referring to Sri Lanka as a nature lover’s paradise is by no means an exaggeration. Mother Nature has been very generous when gifting this little island with some of the best natural resources. Sri Lanka has won this country the title of being one of the few countries in the entire world with such a high degree of biodiversity. With so many natural wonders, a trip to Sri Lanka the island will make any nature lover’s dream come true.
Whether its water sources to lush greenery Sri Lanka does not lack in any form of natural resources. Therefore no matter what part of the island you travel to on vacation you will be able to enjoy the natural surroundings which are untouched by human civilization. Because of the successful preservation and conservation efforts put in place, rare species of fauna and flora are able to thrive in their natural habitats. The following are different types of ecosystems which can be witnessed.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, for nature lovers is to go on a thrilling jeep safari in one of the wildlife reserves of the country. At locations such as Yala, Wilpattu, Bundala and many others you will be able to witness rare species such as leopards, elephants, wild boar, deer, peacocks and reptile species. It will also be a great opportunity to capture some amazing images of wildlife on camera.
As you look further for what to see you can even visit the beautiful botanical gardens such as Peradeniya, Hakgala, Henarathgoda and Mirijjawila which feature areas of beautifully landscaped areas of rare species of trees and plants. The Pinnawala Elephant orphanage which is home to the largest herd of captive elephants is another key attraction as it allows visitors to watch how orphaned and injured elephants are protected and nurtured.