Wasgamuwa National Park, Polonnaruwa

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Wasgamuwa National Park is located in Polonnaruwa. Put Wasgamuwa National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Polonnaruwa vacation route planner.
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  • The Jeep safari in highly recommended, you see piles of elephant closely. In addition also there are monkeys, lizards, crocodiles, peacocks... A unique experience
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  • Wasgamuwa NP located in Polonnaruwa & Matale districts.You can access from Dambulla,Bakamuna, Hettipola & Handungamuwa or Kandy ,Mathale,Raththota,Laggala ,Hettipola & Hsndungamuwa.Kandy Mathale road ...  read more »
  • After a visit to Yala and passing Minneriya and Eco Park, I knew safari big business and not the welfare of animals and the visitor experience. Wasgamuwa is up (and in the shell) to get there, but from Dambulla (with help of the fantastic host of Sanemro Villa) to do and well worth it. It is not to the amount of elephants that you get to see, but for the amount of jeeps that you don't see. I was there on a Tuesday afternoon off season but in a local school holiday and I was the only Western tourist in addition to 10 other jeeps with local day trippers. You get a guide/tracker of the park and who knows from experience just the movements and locations of the elephants to predict. Too bad the guy doesn't speak English better, but otherwise he did his job well and with respect for the animals. We have four families seen from very close and it was great nice and special.
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  • It's 99% Untouched National Park. Thick Forest in large area. We were told there are so many wild elephants, leopards, bears. But it is very hard to find them cos of vast area and thick forest. But if you have patience and keen eye you will be cherished. Get there is not easy but when you are in it you will forget everyday living concrete forest.
  • Really Nice place to look wild animals, specially Elephants...
  • Whoa dude. This is a must go to spot before you kick the bucket.
  • It is a great place to view mainly elephants in its natural habitat. The park in my opinion is much greener than Yala and Minneriya as it has very dense vegetation unlike the mentioned parks. Elephants are easy to spot as they are located in small clearings (areas where there less vegetation) located around the park. The grassland that King Dhutugamunu's army is supposed to have camped before the battle of Yudangana Pitiya (the battle was between King Dhutugamunu and King Elara) is known as Kandauru Pitiya. This is also visible at the park.
  • Super place to stay and Relax