Galway's Land National Park, Nuwara Eliya

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Galway's Land National Park is a small national park situated within the city limits of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. Have been declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 27 May 1938. The Galway's Land was elevated to the national park status on 18 May 2006. The park was declared to conserve the montane ecosystems. Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka considers that the Victoria park of Nuwara Eliya and the Galway's Land as two of the most significant birding sites in Sri Lanka. Galway's Land harbours about 20 rare migrant bird species and 30 native species. Apart from the avifauna, the park has valuable floral species of both native and foreign origin. Galway Forest Lodge is located close to the park.
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  • April 24, 2017
    about 1 km ahead from the Nuwara Eliya city. a small patch of forest about 22 acres. enjoyed the cold climate and fresh air. a good place for bird watching. we saw some giant squirrels and lizards als...  more »
  • December 30, 2016
    You need to get a ticket and permit which costs Rs. 92 for 2 people. It's a long trek on a concrete road. The best time to visit is early morning or in the evening. You get to see different bird speci...  more »
  • December 29, 2016
    Park has two walking trails. One 750m one and another with 1km one. Place is really calm and you can enjoy the cool, calm nature. The guy at the entrance told us that there wouldn't be much birds duri...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Really nice place for bird watching We saw Yellow-eared bulbul, Greater Coucal, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Dusky blue flycatcher, Sri Lanka junglefoel, Crested Serpent Eagle
  • May 5, 2017
    Fresh air and nearby place from Nuwaraeliya town.if you visit early in the morning you can watch birds here.
  • July 7, 2017
    Good place for bird watching ... good place for photography tooo..
  • May 8, 2017
    It's 2km walking path through jungle very quite and you can see some birds and butterflies.
  • May 13, 2017
    This park is situated in the heart of the Nuwara Eliya and it is a good place to watch variety of birds

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