Muthurajawela Marsh

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  • Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Leisure, Family And Kids, Boating

This is one spot where the 2004 tsunami beckons. Literally translating to Supreme Field of Pearls, this Negombo attraction is a wetland perched southerly on the city’s lagoon. A creation of the Portuguese, this canal was previously the ground of a very rich lands reaping rice. Today, the marsh and wetlands are home to some beautiful species of birds including kingfishers, herons, cormorants and many more. There are guided boat rides available here, for further information. The place has a very relaxing vibe. 

  • There are some crocodiles too. 

  • Tuktuk or on foot 

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  • Muthurajawela Marsh Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Muthurajawela Marsh Timing: 24-hrs
  • Muthurajawela Marsh Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Muthurajawela Marsh(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Muthurajawela Marsh: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 71.39% of people who visit Negombo include Muthurajawela Marsh in their plan

  • 43.18% of people start their Muthurajawela Marsh visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Muthurajawela Marsh

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

92.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Muthurajawela Marsh

People normally club together Gangaramya Temple and St. Mary's Church while planning their visit to Muthurajawela Marsh.

People also prefer to end their day with Muthurajawela Marsh.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is not a posh place, but rating is given based on its importance. They have a program for children where they arrange boat rides in the lagoon, fun educational activities as well.

  • Adequate services. Me and my client were not there for the tourist experience. We wanted do some bird watching and bird photography. We had only seen 29 species but that's due to the climate of the day. The boat's seats are not super comfortable but with the person I was with it wasn't an issue(just a warning for other guides) The boatman was kind and was very cooperative towards us in order for us to achieve what we were hoping for. We did not check the information center but strongly suggest other visitors to do so.

  • Muthurajawela boat tours are providing a great enjoying time. It around 2 hours journey in Hamilton canals and you can visit bird park monkey island different type's fish. And great Holliday spot to get a fun.

  • We had reserved booked a boat at 10 am but having got there early we decided to take a chance to see if they could take us.. was a good decision as the sun was quite hot even at 8.30 am.. They first informed that the charge for locals was LKR 500 per head, but as there was only 2 of us they said they would have to charge LKR 1,000 as it was minimum 4 to a boat. Considering this is a local activity we should definitely support we paid up with no complaints. the visitor center informative part in the beginning was perfunctory. however, the guide was very friendly. We did not see more than 10 or so bird species during the ride.. but the natural beauty of the setting just made up for everything. The entire tour took just over 1.5 hours.. and made for a relaxing , rejuvenating experience. as with most places in Sri Lanka, a little bit of effort, creativity and perhaps a bit more capital, would have made this visitor center much better and actually bring in much more revenue than they currently attract. But.. it is certainly a nice experience as it is now as well.

  • boat ride in the lagoon, swamp vegetation, birds, beware of prices charged which are highly variable and no official receipts are issued

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