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Udawalawe National Park

The Udawalawe National Park is the third most visited national park in Sri Lanka. Being a popular tourist destination, it lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces, in close proximity to the most famous Yala National Park. It was mainly constructed to provide as a sanctuary home for the wild animals who were displaced due to the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir situated in the Walawe River.

The park covers a massive 308.21 square kilometers and was established on 30th June 1972. It is located 165 kilometers from Colombo. Udawalawe National Park is most famed for its inclusion of water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. One can find a variety of flora and fauna and a variety of animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and fish in this national park of Sri Lanka.

Facts on Udawalawe National Park

Area 308.21 square kilometers
Location About 165km South East of Colombo
Provinces Sabaragamuwa, Uva
Average Temperature 27-28 Celsius degrees ( 81-82 Fahrenheit degrees)
Closest City Embilipitiya
Distance to Closest City 28km ( 1hour 6 minutes’ drive)
Climate Mostly dry
Park Open Hours 6am – 6pm
Best Time to Visit November to March
Bundala National Park

The Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka is most famous as an internationally recognized wintering ground for migratory water birds. Covering 14.28 square kilometers of area, the park was designated as a national park on 4th of January 1993. It is situated 245 kilometers South East of Colombo.

The park is famed for the migration of large flocks of flamingoes. It also has a wide variety of flora, fauna and animals such as a variety of birds including flamingoes, water fowls, large water birds, Asian elephants, leopards, spotted deer, wild boar etc.

Facts on Bundala National Park

Area 14.28 square kilometers
Location About 245km South East of Colombo
Provinces Southern
Average Temperature 27 Celsius degrees ( 81 Fahrenheit degrees)
Closest City Hambantota
Distance to Closest City 14.9km ( 20 minutes’ drive)
Climate Mostly dry
Park Open Hours 6am – 6pm
Best Time to Visit September to March