Sri Lanka Tours & Travel Information

Wilpattu National Park

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4.40 (1 votes)
Price: 30 p.p. $
Contact Department of Wildlife Conservation
Udyana Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. Sri Lanka

Tel: +94 11 2 888585
www.dwc.gov.lk

Description

The Wilpattu National Park is located 30 km west of Anuradhapura and approx 26 Km north of Puttalam and 185 Km away from Colombo.

Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka.

Nearly sixty lakes and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. The annual rainfall is about 1000 mm and the annual temperature is about 27 degrees. 
Inter-monsoonal rains in March and the northeast monsoon (December - February) are the main sources of rainfall

Many types of vegetation can be found in the Wilpattu National park like: Salt grass, Palu, Satin, Milla, Weera, Ebony and Wewarna.

You can find the Sloth bear, Leopard, Water Buffalo, Sambhur, Spotted Deer, Mongoose Mouse and Shrew.

Also a great variety of birds like: Painted stork, the open bill, little cormorant, Sri Lanka junglefowl, owls, terns, gulls, eagles, kites buzzards.

Wetland birds: Garganey, Pin Tail, Whistling Teal, Spoonbill, White Ibis, Cattle egret and Purple Heron.

Reptiles: Monitor Lizard, Mugger Crocodile, Common Cobra, Rat Snake, Indian Python, Pond Turtle and soft shelled Turtle.

 

Specific details

Location

Wilpattu, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka

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Users' reviews

4.40

Nice Park to visit but don't expect to much from it

We did the day trip to the Wilpattu National Park in April 2016. The park is big and nice but to see the Elephants and leopards you are really lucky...Deer and wild pork you will see..But the bears , Elephants and the leopards are really difficult because the park is dense..Overall a great experience! Thank you once again PL Tours.

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