Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park is located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city, and it is one of the major eco-tourism destinations in Sri Lanka. It is about 30,821 hectares dry monsoon forest which bounded in Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka.

There are many Elephants in Udawalawe National Park which bounded to the large reservoir. Great place to enjoy the giant Elephants very closely. Morning and evening are the best times to visit the National Park. The rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat and Sri Lankan leopard are members of the family Felidae present in Udawalawe. The Sri Lankan sloth bear is seldom seen because of its rarity. Sri Lankan sambar deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, Indian muntjac, Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain, wild boar and water buffalo are among other mammal species. Golden jackal, Asian palm civet, toque macaque, tufted grey langur and Indian hare also inhabit the park. A study conducted in 1989 found that considerable numbers of golden palm civets inhabit the forests of Udawalawe. Five species of mice also have been recorded from the park. The endemic Ceylon spiny mouse, known from Yala National Park, was recorded in Udawalawe in 1989. Indian bush rat and three species of mongoose are also recorded in the national park. Udawalawa habitat for many reptiles as well as snakes. Udawalawe is also a good bird watching site. Places that specially made for having camping experience will bring more unforgettable and enthusiastic experience ever can be gained.

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