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Kaudulla National Park, Habarana

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Habarana vacation builder.
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  • We went later in the afternoon, first we had to wait a while to get our driver take our places, there were many world and pollution with the stopped vehicles, engines running. Many jeep rolled at the tail of the other, so a lot of dust. We were starting to worry about not seeing elephants, but finally they were there, in large numbers, we see that they are accustomed to many vehicles, sometimes they grazing a few meters from us. Tourists do not respect the places and you could see bags of plastics and other wastes. The afternoon would have been perfect if there had been fewer vehicles.
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  • I read most of the reviews here and here's my 2 cents worth. I've been to both parks before and this is my honest review. Kaudulla National Park has cheaper entrance fee compared to Minneriya National...  read more »
  • For me this was the best park in Sri Lanka and i visited in the dry season.I imagine that in the wet season will much better.Lots of birds everywhere...nice to take photos 
  • It was a fascinating wildlife park. I could see an endangered lesser adjutant there. There were hundreds of wooly necked storks, painted storks, Asian open bills, spot billed pelicans, grey herons, cormorants, egrets, pond herons, black headed ibises, black winged stilts and many more. There were healthy population of elephants there. Unfortunately I only had my D3300 and 18-55mm kit lens so I couldn't get close up shots.
  • Really great people and best expierence all around..
  • Visiting the park to see the gathering of elephants is a real highlight. The jeep tours are done responsibly but you can get quite close. The animals are only there in the dry season.
  • It was amazing parck I reall love
  • A great beautiful park, where one in the right time of year many Ceylon elephant. Although it even in the low season busy with jeep safaris can be, the drivers on appropriate distance of the elephants. In addition, many other wildlife and birds on display, including peacocks, pelicans and Waller langurs.
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