National Park

National Parks in Sri Lanka

National parks of Sri Lanka or we can say a dreamland for all wildlife lovers. These parks are home to a large number of elephants, sloth bears, leopards, plentiful birdlife and also its flora and fauna. The country is a delight for all wildlife lovers.

Sri Lanka is one of the highly desirable places in Asia for seeing wildlife. People from all over the world come to see its wild beauty which includes: heavy rainfall of the two transversely blowing monsoons, the island’s segregation from the mainland, multiple altitudes, and its natural habitats which have made this country a wildlife lover’s paradise.

Some of the famous national parks in Sri Lanka include:

Yala National Park

Yala National Park: This national park is situated in the north-east area of the beautiful country-Sri Lanka. Yala is a wonderful vicinity of lowland dry scrub seated on a long expands of shoreline, interspersed with stony outcrops. This place is the leading nationwide recreation place of Sri Lanka, and probably one of the best for creatures in Asia. The top sketch is the Sri Lankan leopard, a sub-species native to the island; In certain places of this national park, the common leopard solidity is as great as one cat to every square km.

Yala Park Specialty: Leopards, It contains approximately thirty, few of which are merely bold while some are secretive cats.

Distance from Colombo: Near about six hours

Nearest Destination: World-class surfing at Arugam Bay

Activities:

Full Day Safari
Half Day Safari (Morning/Evening)
Night Camping

Wilpattuwa National Park

Wilpattuwa Park: This national park is located on the island of Sri Lanka and covers a series of natural lakes with different levels of quality or salinity. This park is also known as one of the largest park of Sri Lanka and has been reopened again in the year 2003 which was closed for several years. This park was popularly known for its amazing leopards, and big-cat lovers. The park’s wildlife is just like Yala, but guests also have a possibility of seeing the muntiac or woofing deer.

Wilpattuwa Park Specialty: Wild, Challenging Sloth Bear

Distance from Colombo: Approximately four hours

Nearest Destination: The scary thousand’s years old bodhi tree of the historical town of Anuradhapura.

Activities:

Full Day Safari
Half Day Safari (Morning/Evening)
Night Camping

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park: This national park is located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Clean forest encompasses the ponds and contains many animals, but activity watching is usually inadequate – except for the amazing periodic members of monsters. The ‘gathering’ occurs in Minneriya during the month of September and October, when more than 300 monsters come together on the bed of Minneriya Pond, which gets dry out to make lavish grassland.

Minneriya Park Specialty: ‘Elephant gathering’

Distance from Colombo: Approximately six hours

Nearest Destination: Castles of Polonnaruwa

Activities:

Full Day Safari
Half Day Safari (Morning/Evening)
Night Camping

Udawalawa National Park

Udawalawa Park: Comprise of wide herds of elephants, crazy buffalos, sambar deer, leopards Uda Walawe is the Sri Lankan nationwide recreation area that best competes the Savanna assets of Africa. This national park has mountains, wide stretches of grassland, flora, fauna and mush more to enchant the wildlife lovers. This park is best known for its Asian elephants

Uda Walawa Specialty: ‘Wild Asian Elephants’

Distance from Colombo: Approximately four hours

Nearest Destination: Tea-plantation sheltered hillsides

Activities:

Full Day Safari
Half Day Safari (Morning/Evening)
Night Camping