Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ecotourism - Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park is a one of major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. The park is located 200Kmtrs. away from the Colombo city and belonging to Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces. The park was established in 1972.The total extent of the park is 30,821 hectares. Park consists of dry lowland forest, riverine forest, thorny scrublands and grasslands. It is famous for Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, Udawalawe Reservoir and Walawe River. The park has 1524 mm annual rainfall.

Udawalawe National Park is world famous for its large Elephant populations. In this park one can observe elephants at any given time of the day. Approximately 500 elephants are living in the Park. Water buffalo, spotted & barking deer, wild boar, samdar deer, jackal & ruddy, grey & striped necked mongoose, leopards, jungle & fishing cats also can be found. But leopard, jungle s& fishing cats are very rare.

The park is also famous for birdlife. Crested serpent eagle, changeable hawk eagle, white-bellied sea eagle & grey-headed fishing eagle are the main raptors found in the park. Painted stork, open bill, little & Indian cormorant, Indian darter, many species of waders are also found within the park. Among the forest birds are the warblers, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Malabar pied hornbill, Sikir Malkoha, Blue face Malkoha, common Caucal, and Grey horn bill.


Via Rathnapura - Ambilipitiya - Udawalawe

Via Thangalla – Hambantota – Udawalawe

Via Haputale, Bandarawela - Udawalawe

Hotels, Villas and Boutique Hotels
in Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe Luxury Safari Camp -

Governors Camp - Rs. 12,500/- per night -

Tasks Safari-"Making your wildest dreams come true"-Udawalawe -

De Olifant holiday bungalow - Udawalawe -

Udawalawe Safari Bungalow -

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