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Talangama Wetland

#54 of 150 things to do in Colombo Features Animals
Lake Road, Kotte, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Hard to find

Tough to find. No one knew where it was. It's a large pond filled with Lilly pads. Many egrets... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
mfdavison
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Gainesville, Virginia
via mobile
Drove Past enroute to A Friends Place

The Talangama Lake and Wetland is set in suburban Colombo and is in a fairly remote area. We were... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
AshleyAzavedo
,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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“nature” (6 reviews)
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Lake Road, Kotte, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Tough to find. No one knew where it was. It's a large pond filled with Lilly pads. Many egrets, small herons with some buffalo wallowing in the mud. Probably not worth the visit unless you arrive early morning with a telephoto lens.

1  Thank mfdavison
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The Talangama Lake and Wetland is set in suburban Colombo and is in a fairly remote area. We were driving past on our way to a friend's house for dinner two days so did not see the lake in daylight. One can still experience a...More

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am a wildlife and nature photographer and the Talangama Wetland is about 8km away from my home. So whenever, I feel like putting my gear to use, I take a drive to the lake in the morning. You can also take a boat ride...More

2  Thank Rayexpeditions
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good place to visit with all. Children to grand parents would love it. Experience the Nature at this place.

Thank Hotel-Leala
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A peaceful drive if one is looking for a spot of urban birding. Recommend early morning as the best time. Ideally during the migratory season (Oct-Mar) but still worth a visit any time.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This wetland attracts many sorts of birds in different periods of the year. There are 2 lake fronts and lots of marshy land, which is ideal to explore on bicycles. I take my 2 kids on Sunday mornings on bicycles and they just love the...More

1  Thank Channa B
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The Lake is located about 2 km from Thalawathugoda junction or 3 km from Pelawatta junction or 1 km from ITN. I ve been there several times. You can take nice snaps of the lake and paddy field. You must bring your camera. You can...More

1  Thank sandun t
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This place attracts bird watching, we could see from our hotel. A beautiful peaceful area,many birds e.g.open billed stork, purple swamphen, egrets and cormorants.

1  Thank 478pam
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This verdant wetland borders one of Colombo's most scenic suburbs. It is excellent for bird watching and for observing some fast disappearing species of insects, as well as for a quiet day of relaxation - and I mean, quiet. This is not the place for...More

4  Thank Krajjy
Reviewed 16 November 2015

excellent place for birding in Colombo. many of water birds can be seen here. take a walk along the rod around the lake. you will find black & yellow bitterns and many more.if you have day luck you will find fishing cats here.

2  Thank Usiru
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