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National Parks in Sri Lanka

Maduru Oya National Park

Maduru Oya National Park which is 58,849 hectares in content is located in the dry zone and 314 kms from Colombo. It is situated by Kuda Sigiriya, a great eco location yet to be explored. Maduru Oya is well known for its elephant habitat.

Lahugala Kitulana National Park

Lahugala Kitulana National Park is one of the smallest national parks in Sri Lanka. Despite its land area, the park is an important habitat for Sri Lankan Elephant and endemic birds of Sri Lanka. The national park contains the reservoirs of Lahugala, Kitulana and Sengamuwa and ultimately empties to Heda Oya River.

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka and extends over two national-parkss of Hambantota district of southern national-parks and Monaragala district in Uva national-parks. The entrance to the park is at Palatupana, 12km from Kirinda.

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is located 25km north of Puttalam or 30km west of Anurdhapura. The park that lies on the northwest coast spans the border between North Central national-parks and North Western national-parks of Sri Lanka.

Kaudulla National Park

Kaudulla National Park is located 190 km away from Colombo in the Polonnaruwa district of the north central national-parks of Sri Lanka.

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is located 182 km away from Colombo in the North Central Plains of Sri Lanka. The major city closest to Minneriya National Park is Polonnaruwa.

Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa National Park (Wasgomuwa) is located in the districts of Matale and Polonnaruwa at a distance of 225 km away from Colombo. The nearest large town is Polonnaruwa, 10 km from the northern boundary.

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park, the sixth largest animal sanctuary of Sri Lanka is located 180 km from Colombo in south-central sector of the island.

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is located 251 km southeast of Colombo, close to the City of Hambantota in the Southern national-parks of Sri Lanka.

Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya National Park is located 376 km northeast from Colombo in Badulla District with part of it stretching into Ampara District.

Kumana National Park

The Kumana National Park, also known as Yala East National Park is located in the Ampara district of south-east of Sri Lanka at a distance of 391 kilometers from Colombo.

Hurulu Eco Park

The Hurulu Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka is a thriving eco system with a variety of creatures. It was designated as a biosphere reserve in 1977. The forest reserve is a very important habitat of the Sri Lankan elephant. The animal is known for its migratory behavior and does so especially in the dry season between the forests situated around the area.

Horton Plains

Horton Plains in Sri Lanka, is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island.

Sinharaja Rain Forest

Sinharaja Rain Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern national-parkss of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka.

Kalawewa National Park

Kalawewa National Park. Adding another national park to Sri Lanka’s protected areas, the government declared the wilderness around Kalawewa…

Lunugamvehera National Park

Lunugamvehera National Park. Lunugamvehera National Park in Sri Lanka was declared in 1995, with the intention of protecting the catchment area of the Lunugamvehera reservoir and wildlife of the area…

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park. Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern national-parks, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares.

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