National Parks Sri Lanka

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu national park is located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo) spanning from the northwest coast inland towards the ancient capital of Anuradhapura (50 km to the east of the park). Covering an impressive 425 …
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Hotron Plains National Park

Hotron plains was declared a park in 1998 and consists of 3,159.8 hectares. It gives access to the sheer drop known as World’s End with its spectacular view (on clear days) over the distant hills and valleys to the south …
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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe is fast becoming one of the most popular national parks. This is This is partly because it is only a few hours’ drive from Colombo and partly because elephants are a sure thing. The landscape is not as …
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Bundala National Park

Bundala national park, comprising an area of approximately 6,200 hectares, had a reputation as a bird sanctuary before it was established as a national park. In the 1980s, local safari operators discovered that Bundala was a better bet for elephants …
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Minneriya National Park

Minneriya-Giritale has been upgraded from a nature reserve to a national park because of its popularity with visitors seeking elephants. As it is located in the centre of the Cultural Triangle, it adds in natural dimension to a holiday gazing …
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Yala National Park

Ruhuna National park or more affectionately known as Yala, has been the most celebrated wildlife park in Sri Lanka for over a century, along with its first self appointed Boer prisoner of war game warden H.E.Engelbrecht, is quiet a story …
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