Maduru Oya National Park, Aralaganwila

#8 of 13 in Nature in North Central Province
Maduru Oya National Park is located in Aralaganwila. To visit Maduru Oya National Park on your trip to Aralaganwila, use our Aralaganwila trip planner.
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  • We enjoyed our safari ride through the park because the scenery was very beautiful, especially by the large lake. It took one hour to get there from our guest house in Maha Oya so if you are intending...  more »
  • Went with my family and other two family friends for 2 nights. The bungalow can consists with 3 rooms can stay 12 pax. Bungalow is facing the Maduru Oya tank. You can see the dam from the bungalow.  more »
  • We rented a jeep from Maha Oya area and reached the park 45 minutes later. There was no one at the entrance to give us tickets. The man in charge had left the place to go visit his friends. We had to ...  more »
  • It's a protected place. You can go there with a permit. There are many animals, including elephants. You can see technique of the Sinhala ancient people. I like this place and you will also like it.
  • I can't explain this...this is a most beautiful forest and has 😎 cool,freedom and happy...but please protect our nature
  • This is beautiful park,worth visiting.Remember mostly what you are Elephants.Check the price tag of your safari.Don’t pay exorbitant prices to cunning safari riders You may explore the area on your own too.You will be able to see elephants by the side of road,but never approach them close,Drive the vehicle slowly and away from them.If you are on a bike never ever go closer
  • Degradation of Precambrian rock has effected in the creation of a mature mantled and undulating peneplain, disturbed by many prominent remnants of erosion (rock outcrops) and ridges. Imposing topographic feature is the 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) long range of rocky mountains of the south-west of the park. The geographical regime includes alluvium deposits and Miocene limestone. The major soil type is the relatively fertile but easily eroded red earth. Water systems of the park made up 15% of the land area, include five reservoirs; Maduru Oya, Ulhitiya, Ratkinda, NDK, and Henanigala reservoirs and tributaries of the Mahaweli and Maduru Oya rivers. Situated in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, the climatic conditions are doinated by the north-east monsoon, which persists from October to February. The mean annual rainfall is 1,650 millimetres (65 in) and the mean annual temperature is about 27 °C (81 °F), and overall evapotranspiration rates usually exceed precipitation levels.
  • One of the best places in SL to watch elephants.

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