300 kms from Colombo
Total Area: 58, 849 hectares
Main Attractions: Purple Monkey, Sambhur, Reptiles, Birds
This park with a total area of 58,849 hectares is located in the Dry
Zone and is 300 k.m. away from Colombo. Apart from a wide variety of
wildlife including some endemic birds species and reptiles, the park is
also rich in ancient ruins. Among the important animals found here
mention may be made of the purple monkey and the Sambhur, a member of
the cat family.
How to Explore the Park?
The best best way to explore the park is on a four wheeled vehicle.
Trains and buses are available from Colombo. You can also hire a
tourist cab, but the best way to reach your destination is by the
Where to Stay?
Tourists can stay at the bunglows maintained by the Department of