Kaudulla National Park, Habarana

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Experience one of Sri Lanka's newest national parks and wildlife reserves at Kaudulla National Park, where you can come in close contact with elephants, among other majestic creatures. Opened in 2002, the corridor park houses up to 250 elephants, as well as endangered species such as leopards, sloth bears, sambar bears, and rusty spotted cats. Go on a jeep safari to observe and learn about these animals' behavior and habitat, or opt for a catamaran ride to explore this eco-tourism attraction by water. The weather can get relentlessly hot, so carry a hat and remember to put on sunscreen. Put Kaudulla National Park into our Habarana online trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Habarana.
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  • We traveled in in October 2020 and could witness a large elephant gathering of 250 -300 elephants. It was a marvelous experience.  more »
  • We were the only visitors on that day and the driver was a little bit afraid to be in the park for a long time but we saw lot of Elephants in close range my wife was the happiest cos she loves...  more »
  • Kaudulla National Park is situated close to Gal Oya in Sri Lanka. It is best known for large flocks of elephants, where you could see around 300 elephants at one place (probably the largest in Asia). As the Minneriya National Park is situated adjoining Kaudulla , the elephants cross the parks on different seasons of the year. Hence before planning the visit, check on which park the elephant flocks are currently in. The best time to visit is around 3 pm in the evening, where the flock gathers at Kaudulla tank for an early supper.
  • Amzing place for trip.Kaudulla National Park is a national park on the island of Sri Lanka located 197 kilometres away from the largest city, Colombo. It was designated a national park on April 1, 2002 becoming the 15th such area on the island. In the 2004–2005 season more than 10,000 people visited the National Park, generating an income of Rs.100,000 from entrance fees. Along with Minneriya and Girithale BirdLife International have identified Kaudulla as an Important Bird Area.

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