Curious about catamaran sailing in Parakrama Lake
PERFECT TIME : BETWEEN 0900hrs - 1600hrs
• Meet our SLMT representative in early agreed place in Polonnaruwa
• Starting your excursion
Sri Lankan great King parkkrama bahu who make great reservoir Parkkrama Lake (1153, 1186) which is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest man-made lakes. You can watch the changing hues as dawn breaks over the surrounding landscape. These man-made lakes are known as ‘wevas’ to the Sri Lankan people and were created to provide irrigation. It’s a fun, friendly experience as you wait alongside the wives and young children of fisherman, who’ve gone out to retrieve their fishing nets laid out the night before – a great way to get to know the locals!
After the fishermen have sorted their catch, it’s time to head out on a catamaran across the lake; a real adventure! You may even be able to spot white bellied fish eagles, brahmini kites, ibis, cormorants and other native birds as you travel. In the middle of the lake is a small island, a rocky outcrop that provides great 360° views of the lake and forests beyond, which is always lovely, and with the excess of birdlife, it is seldom that there is not something interesting going on upon its shimmering expanses of waters.
During this tour you can step to Small Island. This is called Birds Island. More bird can be seen in the island. Upon return to the shore bid the fishermen and their families’ farewell as you continue to your next destination
A Sri Lanka Mini tour (SLMT) offers an exclusive local catamaran ride experience in Parakkrama Lake. Start the tour by meeting with our local guide. Life jacket, Drinking water and refreshment, all other necessary equipment and experience guide will be provided.
What to bring
• All participants will be given a safety briefing
• the importance of listening to the guide or instructor
• Always wearing life jacket
• Always keep on your mind you are involving with deep fresh water
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