THINGS TO DO IN Udawalawe

  • Boat Ride
  • Timbolketiya Ancient Temple
  • Embilipitiya Chandrika Tank
  • Safari in Udawalawe National Park
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Photography

Udawalawe National Park is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts, especially for those hoping to see the magnificent Asian Elephant. Thanks to the Udawalawe Reservoir elephants and other mammals such as the Sri Lankan leopard, the Sri Lankan Sloth bear, sambar deer, the Asian Palm civet, monkeys among many others, call the park home.

Providing a sanctuary for wildlife the Park borders the Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces. The grasslands provide a front row seat to see the elephants meander looking for food and indulging in some gentle playing. Udawalawe also has an Elephant Transit Home that works towards the conservation of elephants. This transit home has avoided over commercialization, so elephants can be viewed from a distance and human contact is kept at a minimum.The popularity of the reservoir with the wildlife and bird life is owing to the fact that it never dries out as it is always replenished by the Walawe River. The bio diversity of the area is rich with a variety fauna and flora. If possible try and visit the park during the dry season, usually from around May to September which is when the herds of elephants roam around. It is a wildlife paradise worth visiting and with many hotels and other accommodation in and around Udawalawe readily available, finding a place to stay is easy. Enjoy a safari holiday in Udawalawe and leave with a sense of well being.