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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  • It was a sudden decision and we were not disappointed. Being the smallest National Park it was only about 2 KM walk. But it is a really nice and leisure walk. If you’re planning to see animals I sugge...  more »
  • Galway national park is the smallest national Park of Sri Lanka. It's about 10 mons drive from the city centre. Nicely paved trails into the jungle. Has a rainforest like vibe to it. Didn't see any an...  more »
  • About 1km away from Nuwara Eliya town. Small national park and about 2kms of nature trail. Tickets cost about 10USD per an adult. Nice quiet place and not much of a crowd. Place is pretty much for you...  more »
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  • Please don't litter! A great place for a mini walk and for bird watching on route to Piduruthalagala (the highest mountain peak in Sri Lanka). It's still quite unknown so remains serene and clean. There are two nature trails which take about 1 1/2 hours, depending on how long you wish to sit and bird watch or just listen to the beautiful whispering trees (there are plenty of wooden benches along the trails). You can spot lots of birds, insects, lizards (horned lizard) and giant squirrels. A guide is not required. A permit to enter the reserve, inclusive of a ticket for a Sri Lankan adult is priced at 46.00 LKR. There is a mini information centre at the entrance.
  • Very hard to spot a bird, good place to visit, not much to see
  • Quiet, isolated place which is ideal for some bird watching. You might run into one or two wild animals (like boars) too.
  • Good place for experiencing a forest within city limits.
  • 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

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British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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