Hanthana Birds Park (Hanthana International Bird Park & Recreation Center) is a recently established travel destination near the famous Kandy City. It is a superb spot for nature and bird lovers. Here you can see more than 100 different bird species, making it a must-visit destination when you come to Kandy next time.


Location of the Hanthana International Bird Park

The place is situated 6 kilometers away from the busy city of Kandy. You can observe the famous Hanthana Mountain Range from there. Anyone can easily identify that mountain range because of its established radio transmission towers. However, you should now go towards this hilly area to reach this beautiful bird park.

Address of the Location: Hanthana Bird Park & Eco Tourism (Pvt) Ltd., Kandy, Sri Lanka.

You can easily find the location if you search on Google Maps for the name. Here we have also attached the location to help you find it more easily.


To reach the location, you should first come to Kandy. Next, you should drive towards the Bogambara Stadium, and you must turn left there to find the Kandy General Hospital. From there, you should drive around 5 kilometers to reach this destination. It is advisable to use Google Maps, which will assist you in reaching there without any trouble at all.



You must buy tickets to enter Bird’s Park. The ticket cost for a local adult is 600 rupees. This was the price in May 2023. But the price can change when you are reading this post.


Opening Hours and Days

The Hanthana Bird Park is open from Tuesday to Sunday. But it is closed on Mondays. It will open at 9 a.m. to visitors and close sharply at 6 p.m.



As we mentioned earlier, you can observe a lot of birds here. It is recorded that there are more than 100 birds, some of which are rare and native to Sri Lanka. Those are protected in cages, where you can observe them very closely. Further, you can learn about their life cycle, habitat, and behavioral facts. Some of the noted endemic birds are Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Yellow-fronted Barbet, etc.

As well, you can observe popular birds like peacocks, eagles, owls, and kingfishers. But most of the visitors are especially attracted to its beautiful parrots. Some of them are in your hands and shoulders. It is a nice incident that you should not capture with your camera. Visitors can also participate in the feedings of those birds. It is a nice experience to have while safely traveling.

Apart from the birds, you can observe monkeys, rabbits, and turtles. From the visitors, little kids are the most enjoyable ones who enjoy watching these birds and animals.


Other Facts about the Hanthana Bird Park

The park is situated near the famous Hanthana Tea Museum. It is another nice place to visit for tourists to watch the highlights of the famous Ceylon tea. The premises cover almost 27 acres of land, where you can walk around a large area while watching birds.

The park also includes an educational training center, a breeding unit, a bird orphanage, a bird shelter, a quarantine unit, a natural bird study center, and an educational and recreational center for schoolchildren. Further, it includes a kids playing area, a shooting area, a small café, and photography areas.

Hanthana Bird Park offers guided tours which are ideal for most visitors. It is well suited for family tours, too. There are more than 100 workers working for the protection and care of the birds, and the park looks well maintained.



Hanthana International Bird Park & Recreation Center is an ideal place for bird lovers and enthusiasts. It is also a nice place to relax and enjoy nature. Here you can observe a lot of birds and take lovely photographs of them. We invite you to visit this place, whether you visit the Hanthana Mountain Range or are looking for a relaxing place in Kandy.

Contact Number of the Hanthana Bird Park for further information: 076 6120120



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Kalpitiya is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. Situated in Puttalm District, Kalpitiya Lagoon is a perfect spot to visit for any tourist. There are four small islands situated in an area of 16 sq km. The distance to Kalpitiya Lagoon from Colombo is around 165 kilometers.

Kalpitiya and its peninsula are the areas most famous for their breathtaking sunset views, dolphin and whale watching, and watersport activities. Those are things that you should not miss if you go there.


Kitesurfing at Kalpitiya Lagoon

One of the best attractions of the Kalpitiya Lagoon is the water sports. It is a world-famous spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. April to October is considered the Kalpitiya season, where wind speed and wind conditions are perfect for Kitesurfing and other water activities. No matter whether you are an amateur or a pro. The teachers will give good lessons on how to do them. Adventure tourists can also participate in Paddleboarding activities.

Read more: Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka


Dolphin and Whale Watching

As we mentioned earlier, Kalpitiya is a superb spot for watching Whales and Dolphins. November to April is considered the best season to watch dolphins, while December to April is regarded as the best season to watch sperm whales. Normally, the whale- and dolphin-watching tours start early in the morning, considered the perfect time to see whales.

Read more: Dolphin and Whale watching in Kalpitiya


Other things about the Area

The lagoon is much larger, where you can experience lovely little waves, and it’s not much deeper. Kayaking is another water activity that tourists can experience. You can kayak towards the mangrove forest that surrounds the lagoon, where you can watch lovely birds and many more animals. The surrounding lagoon is a perfect spot for watching flora and fauna.


Kalpitiya Lagoon Viewpoint

There is no exact viewpoint on the Kalpitiya Lagoon. But you have magnetic views from your resorts or most of the places. You can watch the sunset very clearly and nicely from there. Also, the ocean currents, mangrove forests, and fishing boats offer tourists picturesque views.


Other Places to Visit Near Kalpitiya Lagoon

1) Kappalady Lagoon

2) Kalpitiya Dutch Fort

3) Kalpitiya Dutch Church

4) Alaikuda Beach

5) St. Anne’s Church

6) Ambanttativu Island

7) Battalangunduwa Island

8) Puttalm Salt Pans