Sri Lanka is a vital habitat for sea turtles. Watching newly hatched turtles as well as adult turtles have become a popular activity among tourists in their Sri Lanka holiday itinerary.
Sea Turtles of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for turtle watching since five out of seven species of turtles come ashore to nest in some of the beaches scattered across the country. Leatherbacks are known as the oldest and the largest of all sea turtles. Staying true to the name, Green Turtles are herbivoures and weigh up to 500 pounds. Hawksbills are the most beautiful out of all!
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
For those looking for an incredible turtle watching experience down the coast, then Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is the perfect place to be at. This place has gained much popularity due to the fact that all five species of turtles nest here. You will come across a plethora of accommodation close to this turtle hatchery like Saman Villas which is one of the many boutique hotels in Sri Lanka.
The key focus of this hatchery is to increase hatching rates and protect sea turtle eggs. On the other hand, it treats the weak turtles and disabled ones. The centre makes huge efforts to protect mother turtles during the nesting process. Sitting on a beach at night under an open starry sky to view the egg-laying ritual of turtles is one of a kind experience.
All locals and tourists regardless of your nationality can join the efforts of protecting these endangered creatures. You’ll get the opportunity to release hatched turtles into the ocean.
|Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+|