Water World Kelaniya – The One and Only

The Water World in Kelani is a major attraction in the vicinity, famous for its aquatic beauty and marine life.


Spreading over a picturesque land that is on the banks of the watercourse Kelani, the Water World is a wondrous place of aquatic life and makes for a fun day visit for people of all ages.

Where to stay

If you are visiting the island and staying at a hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, do visit the place as it is just an hour away from hotels like Cinnamon Grand Colombo, for instance.

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Going in

You can expect to see rare and mystifying specimens of the kingdom, from arapaima to electric eels, lungfish, and freshwater stingrays. Being the first of its kind on the island, the Water World attracts many a visitor throughout the year and is a must visit for tourists too.

What to expect

The place is home to more than 150 tanks and ponds that hold about a million litres of water among them. The focal attraction within the Water World is its latest addition, the Tunnel Aquarium which was opened in 2013. For a memorable and educational day out with the children, this place is the best to be at.

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Top Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka – Holidays in Paradise!

From exotic wildlife to sundrenched beaches and fascinating culture to foodie delights Sri Lanka has something for everyone. Here are just a few reasons why you should visit this island paradise.

1. Beaches

Sri Lanka has some of the best beaches on the planet. From secluded shores to enjoy romantic walks by sunset to coastal stretches where you can try thrilling water sports, the island has a beach to suit you!

2. Wildlife

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Be it the iconic Sri Lankan Elephant or the elusive endemic leopard, the country’s wildlife is diverse indeed. A safari at one of the many national parks is a “must do” activity when here.

3. Cuisine

Sri Lanka and the city of Colombo, in particular, is a foodie haven offering everything from traditional rice & curry to yummy street food such as “kottu roti”. Many of these dining venues can be easily accessed from a hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka including street food hotspots such as Galle Face, just a short walk from Cinnamon Grand Colombo.

4. Culture

Steeped in history, Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage which can be witnessed at such annual festivals as the Kandy Esala Perahera and at UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

5. Nature

The island is also blessed with enchanting mountain ranges and stunning natural beauty which can be experienced by a visit to the hill country and places like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Ella.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+