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Chundikulam Bird Sanctuary

Chundikulam, a lagoon partly surrounded by mangrove swamps and seagrass began life as a bird sanctuary in 1938 and today it is a birders’ paradise. It is also home to mammals such as sloth bears, leopards, jackals and deer, as well as reptiles such as the mugger and saltwater crocodiles. The park contains salt marshes, wetlands, tanks palmyra and palm plantations, throny scrublands and other dry zone flora.

It was upgraded to national park status in 2012.

Additional information

Nearby Attractions

The most popular nearby attraction

  • Jaffna City (71Km)


Accommodation (within 10km)

  • Star Classified hotels- No
  • International Chain Hotels- No
  • Boutique Hotels- No
  • Resorts- No
  • Ayurvedic Hotels- No
  • Inns/Guest Houses- Yes
  • Hostels- No
  • Homestays- No
  • Eco Hotels- No

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


Distance from (estimate)

  • CMB Airport- 351km (travel time: 7hrs 30min)
  • Colombo City- 382km (travel time: 8hrs)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 230km (travel time: 4hrs 45min)
  • Anuradhapura Ancient City- 171km (travel time: 3hrs 40min)
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 258km (travel time: 5hrs 30min)
  • Kandy City- 295km (travel time: 6hrs 45min)
  • Galle Dutch Fort- 450km (travel time: 9hrs 20min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time


  • March to September

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