Udawalawe national park is situated approximately 200 km south-easts of Colombo city and is a major eco tourism site in Sri Lanka. Udawalawe is located on the boundary of Sri Lanka’s wet and dry zones.
Udawalawe is a famous national park because of its Elephants and its proximity to Colombo. The park is a blend of abandoned Teak Plantations, grassland, scrub jungle and riverine ‘gallery forest’ along the Walawe River and the Mau Ara. Udawalawe is actually the best place to see wild herds of elephants, containing the tightly- knit family groups of up to four generations of related adult and sub- adult females and young.
Other creatures in Udawalawe are sambar deer, wild buffaloes, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, water to monitor lizards, crocodiles, sloth bears and the occasional leopard. There are 30 varieties of snake and a wealth of bird life; northern migrants join the residents between November and April. Enjoy a wild life tour of Udawalawa National Park in Sri Lanka.
Location Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, Sri Lanka
Nearest city Ratnapura
Area 308.21 km2 (119.00 sq mi)
Established June 30, 1972