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Archive for the Wildlife Parks of Sri Lanka Category

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa. Covered an area of 8890 hectares park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching. The vegetation of this park is mixed evergreen and scrub areas. The important feature of this park is that 3rd century built Minneriya Tank

Gal Oya National Park

Established in 1954 by the Gal Oya Development Board, Gal Oya National park is located 314 km away from Colombo in Inginiyagala district. The park covers an area of 25,900 hectare surrounded by ?Senanayake Samudra?. The park is treated as one of the major echo tourism destination. The park is ric

Uda Walawe National Park

Uda-walawe national park is 170 km away from Colombo. The park is within Ratnapura and Monaragala district. Uda Walawe park covers an area of 30,821 hectares. As the park is within the dry zone vegetation is mostly grasslands. Uda walawe is very popular among local and foreign visitors for elepha

Wasgamuwa National Park of Sri Lanka

Wasgamuwa National Park is located in Matale and Polonnaruwa districts bordered by the "Mahaweli" river. It is 225 km from Colombo via Kandy. The park was declared as a National park in 1984. It was evident that this area had been inhabitant by ancient Sinhala Kingdoms as the remaining of Wasgamuwa,

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is located about 250km south east of Colombo in Hambantota district. It is covering an area of 6216 hectares. General climate of this park is hot and dry as the park falls into the low rainfall zone of Sri Lanka. The vegetation of the park is thorny scrub jungle which is boarde

Yala National Park of Sri Lanka

Yala National Park is treated a one of the most premier tourist destination of Sri Lanka. Situated about 309 km from Colombo along the southeast cost. It covers an area of 129,700 hectares stretching Southern and Uva Provinces. The vegetation of the park is thorny scrub jungle which is interspersed