Nearly a quarter of Sri Lanka has dense forest cover and approximately half of that is devoted to wildlife protection. There are 16 National Parks and two Marine Parks covering the entire range of the island’s eco systems and its flora and fauna. Among these are the Horton Plains National Park which represents the montane wet-zone eco systems and the world famous Ruhunu (Yala) National Park in the southeast popular for watching elephants and leopards.
Other parks open to visitors include Udawalawe in the interior and Wilpattu adjoining the island’s northwest coast. All the parks are reserved for wildlife and people can only visit with a permit issued by the Department of Wildlife Conservation, which can be arranged through Walkers Tours. Walkers Tours can also arrange hotel accommodation near the parks to give guests a chance to stay close to nature, in comfort.
An internationally prominent lodging ground of the migratory water birds at Sri Lanka harboring more than 190 bird species in the season. You would be able to spot large flocks of greater flamingos near the watery areas of Bundala. The park is the first site to be declared as a Ramsar site and was also designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. With 07 terrestrial habitat types and 06 wetland types the dry shrubs are the mostly found plant life at Bundala. In numbers, a total of 383 plant species belonging to 90 families, 324 species of vertebrates including 32 species of fish, 15 species of amphibians, 48 species of reptiles, 197 species of birds and 32 species of mammals, 52 species of butterflies as invertebrates are residing at Bundala.
Hauntingly desolate, windswept plateau set at an elevation of over 2,000m makes you feel like a world apart which is excellent for trekking which also has a 9km circular walk to World’s End where the cliff falls down dramatically 1000m. Starting your walk early morning is advisable as the plains often gets covered with clouds by the mid-morning.
The world famous Knuckles Mountain Range has spectacular and striking landscapes often covered in thick layers of misty cloud but in addition to its aesthetic value the range is also of significant scientific interest. The conditions of all the climatic zones in the country are exhibited in this massif. Upon reaching higher elevations there is a series of isolated cloud forests, providing an array of flora and fauna, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Large herds of elephants gathered at places where tanks and lakes are is what Minneriya National Park is special about. From out of all national parks which has wild elephants Minneriya would be the ideal place to explore their wild habitat and also wading birds. Other than for the Sambar deer, buffalos and crocodiles – wish for the best to see the leopards hidden at Minneriya.
"Sri Pada"Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a natural reserve in Sri Lanka. It is the third largest (by area) of the 50 sanctuaries in the country.
"Sri Pada" Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers around the Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) mountain. A huge forest area that belonged to the Peak Wilderness was cut down and cleared during the British colonial rule in Sri Lanka (1815-1948) to gain land for the massive tea estates which are still functioning in Nuwara Eliya district. The remaining portion of the Peak Wilderness was declared a wildlife sanctuary on October 25, 1940.
One of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Sinharaja stands to present the most exotic of tropical country paradise you have ever witnesses. Still unexplored to the depth, this beautiful rain forest will remind you about the beauty of Mother Nature and how small and insignificant we are in this world. Home to many native species, the wild life, the streams and the beautiful small water falls will mesmerize you with its own grandeur. With Attraction Leisure, you get a close up with this beautiful wild and exotic forest and make u a tree lover with its wonderful plants and wines. The lush greenery will be the best of Sri Lanka for you.
Framed by soaring highlands on its northern boundary, the Uda Walawe National Park is one of the world's best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, it's also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting.
Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts . It was declared to protect and to make a refuge for the displaced wild animals during the Mahaweli Development Project in 1984 and is one of the four National Parks designated under the Project. Originally it was designated as a nature reserve in 1938, and then in the early 1970s the area was regraded as a strict nature reserve. Wasgamuwa is one of protected areas where Sri Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds. It is also one of the Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka. The name of the Wasgamuwa has derived through the words "Walas Gamuwa". "Walasa" is Sinhala for sloth bear and "Gamuwa" means a wood. The park is situated 225 km away from Colombo.
And when the drizzle subsides, cobalt-blue skies reveal a city of imposing colonial-era and Kandyan architecture, none more impressive than the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of Buddhism's most sacred shrines.
A famous destination for safari tours in Sri Lanka. The famous Wilapattu is one of the “rainforest and savannah mixes of a “park where you get to see the lazy crocodiles and fighting wild pigs. Home to many native animals, this exotic place is a sure winner with any traveller who appreciates wild life in its highest form. The homeland to many native birds, Wilapattu is especially remarkable for its wide array of birds and species. Wilapattu is a prominent destination for many visitors planning a Sri Lankan safari Holiday. The wild Safari tours is one of the best that you will ever experience.
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Monkeys jumping over and about through the trees, peacocks showing off their stolen prettiest frocks and elephants idling to and fro while curious leopards slide like shadows through the Yala National Park, you are expected to keep your eyes wide open as it takes you through a journey in the Jungle Book. The dry woodland and open patches of grasslands is big wilder corner of Sri Lanka.