There is only one public holiday in Sri Lanka this year, namely the Full Moon Day, Madin Poya Day, on the 5th of March 2015.
For lovers of marine animals, March is part of the turtle watching and main whale watching season in Sri Lanka.
The best time for turtle watching at Rekuwa beach near Tangalle at the south coast is the nesting season from February to July. Five of the the seven species of giant marine turtles can be seen in Sri Lanka, namely Loggerhead, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and the Green Sea Turtle. You should not go to the turtle nesting grounds without local guide at nightfall, otherwise you could be disturbing these highly sensitive and vulnarable animals.
Until April Sri Lanka’ main whale watching season continues at the south coast. Mirissa is one of the best locations whale watching at all, particularly Blue Whales and Sperm Whales can often be seen during the same boat. Dolphins watching is also possible in Kalpitiya.
Furthermore, for lovers of the avifauna, northern hemisphere winter time are the main season in Sri Lanka. The main bird watching season is particularly interesting on the Jaffna peninsula in March and April, when migrant birds are flying back northwards across the ocean to mainland Asia. For example pinkish Greater Flamingoes are flocking in their thousands at the Jaffna lagoons.
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