11 July 2009
Beautiful Bolgoda Lake
Bolgoda Lake is the largest fresh water body close to Colombo. It is only about 20 kilometers from the city of Colombo and it will take less than 45 minutes to reach here. The lake is full of flora and fauna and makes it an ideal location for environmental studies. Many varieties of birds, fish and other animals could be seen in this area. In certain times of the year jelly fish can also be seen lurking in the waters. The Bolgoda lake area is abundant of mangroves and other vegetation too.
The lake is quite popular for water sports and it has been one of the principal venues for sailing for decades. From the last few years it has popularized as a perfect location for rowing and quite a few national level events are held here nowadays. The University of Moratuwa Rowing team, fondly known as MORA Rowing Team has been instrumental in bringing the sport to this magnificent location and I recently witnessed the 6th Bolgoda Regatta which was won by MORA in grand style.
I have been to this beautiful lake many a times and it is such a tranquil place to enjoy nature. This is a beautiful lake perfect to spend an evening by the banks.
Please click here to see more photos of Bolgoda and some exciting moments from the Bolgoda Regatta 2009 concluded last week end.