176 kms north of Colombo
Total Area: 1, 908 sqkms
Main Attractions: Leopard, Sloth Bear
Situated 176 km. north of Colombo, Wilpattu covers an area of 1,908
sq.km. Its dense jungle cover with numerous little lakes makes it an
exciting park and animals have to be tracked rather than spotted. What
attracts the nature lovers here is the large number of leopards and
sloth bears which inhabit the park.
Transportation within the park
To have a glance at the amazing wild animals visitors must hire a four
From Colombo it can be easily accessed by train. Buses are also
available, but they generally remain stuffed up with people. Tourist
cabs may also be hired and tourists are advised to settle the fare
Where to Stay?
Accomodation facilities are available at the special bunglows
maintained by the Department of Wildlife Conservation.