170 kms southeast of Colombo
Main Attractions: Elephants, Deers, Wild Buffaloes.
Situated 170 km. South East of Colombo within Ratnapura and Morangala
districts, the Uda Walawe National Park acts as the catchment to the Uda
Walawe Reservoir. The parks vegetation comprises of grasslands,
thorn scrubs and many valuable species of trees. Large herds of
Elephants and Deer species such as spotted Deer, Sambhur, Barking deer
and Langur, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo, Jackal are some of the prominent
wild animals found here. In addition, a variety of avifauna are also
found in the park.
It is the favourite
destination for Elephant safaris.
Exploring the park
Four wheelers are the best modes of commuting within the park.
Trains, buses and tourist cabs are available from Colombo. Train,
however, is the best way to commute. If you hire a cab, fix the fare
Tourists can unpack at the special bunglows maintained by the
Department of Wildlife Conservation.