Udawalawe National Park is situated about 200 km south-east of Colombo. You can easily reach Udawalawa National Park from Colombo via Rathnapura–Pelmadulla–Colombo rd–Thanamalwila Road and access to Udawalawe park entrance.
Initially, the objective of constructing this national park was to provide a sanctuary for the wild animals exiled due to the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir.
Udawalawe reservoir is now considered as the main attraction for the elephants at the Udawalawe National Park.
Established in the dry zone of the country, the sanctuary gets an annual rainfall of approximately 1,525 mm and the average temperature remains around 29.5C0.
Other than the elephants, the national park provides a home for many other species of mammals such as the rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat, Sri Lankan leopard, etc.
The Sri Lankan sloth bear is rarely seen in Udawalawa national park. Sri Lankan sambar deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, Indian muntjac, Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain, wild boar and water buffalo are among other mammal species that could be seen.
Golden jackal, Asian palm civet, Toque macaque, Tufted grey langur, and Indian hare also reside in the park.
So personally Request to keep them as to where they are.. 🙂
You can see a lot of wild animals in this national park.. if you are lucky enough to see a one..! 😉
Sri Lankan most beautiful place, Try to visit and feel it..! 😉
Be carefully walk & ride and Safety first.
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