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Udawalawa Natioanl Park


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UDAWALAWA NATIOANL PARK


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Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir.

This is one of the famous places in Sri Lanka to see elephants - there are about 500 in the park in herds of up to 100. During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants- feeding or bathing and playing in the water. There's an elephant-proof fence around the perimeter of the park, preventing elephants from getting out and cattle from getting in.

The best time to observe elephant herds is from 6.30am to 10am and again from 4pm to 6.30pm; they're usually near water.

In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts.


 

Activities to do :


When you travel to this place, these are the activites and events that you can involved in