Upali Ekanayake: Ornithologist
Siri De Silva, Chairman, Adventures Lanka Safaris Pvt Ltd
Marisa De Silva
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Hidden away amid the lush dense greenery of Habarana, a place where nature abounds and can still be found in its pristine condition lies a little known lodge quaintly called "The Other Corner".
Situated along the Anuradhapura -
From the heart of Colombo, around 172 kilometers away (3 1/2 hours drive) lies the idealistic "The Other Corner". Situated within the cultural triangle, an area rife with paddy fields and natural beauty, of thatched roofs and friendly natives, where wild life abounds and the appeal of the wild will leave you breathless.
The road leading there for the most part is straight and well paved providing a peaceful and enjoyable journey. The panoramic view as the bustle of the big city is left behind and a world of natural beauty and untainted forests, with marsh land dotting the area is breathtaking. The concrete buildings giving way to small huts with thatched roofs and close, friendly communities, is a welcome change for anyone trying to escape the stress of a urban life.
More often than not heavy rains with thunder and lightning occur throughout the month of April but by the beginning of May the rains will cease and the time comes for the migratory birds to fly back to their original habitats. Until the bird return again, TOC and its surroundings flourish with endemic and other resident flora and fauna. of April but by the beginning of May the rains will cease and the time comes for the migratory birds to fly back to their original habitats.
Tree Cottages and Chalets at �The Other Corner�, are air conditioned with all facilities to blend with its natural surrounding will now make it possible for you, your entire extended family and friends in tow to rejuvenate and experience �Nature at its best�
The two identical sets of �Tree Cottages� and �Chalets� with option for additional beds for triple bookings and all facilities, yet another unique chalet for a double with a modern Jacuzzi are now available for your vacation needs.
flora refers to all plant life occurring in an area or time period and as with fauna Habarana hosts a vast variety of plant life. Ranging from tall trees to small shrubs all of which are nonetheless of interest to the botanist.
The surrounding countryside is filled with a variety of animal life of diverse species. Commonly seen are the magnificent elephants who stride majestically through the surrounding countryside. also in abundance are various amphibians and mammals such as deer and monkeys. Lizards, frogs, iguanas and other wildlife can be observed in plenty.
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