Mannar Island, Sri Lanka
When you choose to head to Mannar Island, remember that it may not be one of the top attractions in Sri Lanka (6-7 hour drive from Colombo to the Island, easy highways and roads) but sure does look and feel like it.
Mannar Island Attractions
The beach scene is amazing, tranquil, elegant and sensational. Enjoy some nice diving, snorkeling and swimming (depending on the currents and tide) when you get down here. Check out Adams Bridge, which has a few tales of its own to share. The Palmyrah House is yet another splendid sight worth exploring. Bird watching is an art here, so to speak, what with chances to spot more than a 1000 Greater Flamingos, aside from other species like Plovers, Gargneys, Pintail Ducks, Black-Tail Godwits, Gulls and Terns. Also be sure to catch sight of Raptors like Black Kites, One-Booted Eagle, Kestrels and White-Bellied Sea Eagles.