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|Year and Month||July, 2011|
|Number of Days||One Day|
|Crew||2 (between 28-34 years of age)|
|Route||Nugegoda -> Pettah -> Water World via Kelaniya and return on the same route.|
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This is a place I had wanted to go see for some time coz I was a bit curious about all this large fish collection in Sri Lanka and didn’t want to miss out.
So my friend and I planned to visit it on my birthday which was a Saturday. So we set off from Nugegoda.
However, I had called them beforehand and got the directions so it was easy to go and didn’t have to waste anytime.
We reached Pettah around 8.00 am but for our disappointment I was raining. We managed to catch a CTB bus (Route 228) and reached Water world by 9.30 am just as they were opening.
Thankfully the rain had stopped and only then I knew they had a bird park too. Being a great fan of birds, I wanted to buy tickets for both and they gave a special package for both.
The person at the ticket counter advised us to first visit the water world and then go to the bird park. So taking his advice we went inside the water world.
I was mesmerized by the number of beautiful and colorful fish available there. It really was a spectacularly sight and already my spirits were up.
They have done a tunnel like structure with fish tanks along it (very much like the Dehiwala Zoo but a whole lot bigger).
One end of the water world borders the Kelani River.
In the centre of all is a giant tank with Sharks and Electric Eels in it. It was marvelous even though I couldn’t take pictures of them as they kept moving about and every shot I took was a blur.
The collection was large and beautiful ranging from pet fish to crabs, snails, lobsters, eels, sea horses, sea crocodiles and funnily shaped fish.
They also had displayed some placards with very important facts about the sea life and its creatures.
After about 2 hours, we went into the Bird Park and at the entrance you get a statue of an Ostrich and next to it some colorful sparrows.
Further down, they have flamingoes and different color parrots.
They have also created a small pond like place where you could rest and have your meals too.
Famous Watu birds were also there along with always hungry geese.
Along the way, someone suddenly called “Hello” and when I turned I didn’t see anyone nearby. Again he said “Hello” and I thought my friend is making fun of me.
In the end it turned out to be a talking parrot who keeps saying “Hello” just like a man and he was very friendly.
They too had some weird looking but nice birds
Around 2.00 pm we left the park fully content and it’s a very good place to go and spend the day.