Kaudulla Ntaional Park

Kaudulla National Park, a dry evergreen forest that spread over an area of 6656 hectares is located in Polonnaruwa district. Its connected to the passageway between nearby Minneriya Wildlife Park and Kaudulla.

Distance from Airport : 188km

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The park is surrounded by the grasslands and wooded forest. Kaudulla National Park includes Relapanawa reservoir, Olumadu Wewa reservoir, Puliyan Kalla wewa reservor, Minneriya-Kanthale Yoda Ela canal, Aluth Oya stream and Hatharas Kotuwa Oya.. June to December is the ideal time to visit Kaudulla National Park. The Elephants can be seen any time of the year in this park. Kaudulla National Park is a sanctuary to numerous reptiles including Freshwater turtles, Indian Flap-shelled Turtle and Indian Black Turtle. Kaudulla National Park is home to 23 species of mammals including Sambar Deer, Sri Lankan Axis Deer, Chevrotain, Wild boar, Leopard and Sloth Bear.
160 species of bird visit the Kaudulla tank all over the year. Asian Spoonbill, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Black-headed Ibis and Painted Stork are common sights at the park. One of the most spectacular scenery in the park is hundreds of pelicans at the tank when it is about to summer. The best thin in the Kaudulla National Park is tourists find a ride in Paddle-boats on the lake with great experience of bird watching.

Facilities
Kaudulla National Park can be reached via Colombo- Trincomalee main road. The entrance to Kaudulla is 22 km north of the village of Habarana. Around this national park there are good accommodation with food & beverages. This is one of the ideal place to nature walks, cycling, collecting souvenirs, boat safaris, jeep safaris, bird, mammal & reptile watching, paintings, photography, filming, etc.

Surrounding
Mandalagiri Viharaya, Minneriya National Park, Polonnaruwa acient ruins, Polonnaruwa rock temple, Anuradapura Ruins site, Isurumuniya Temple-The Lovers, Sigiriya(Lion Rock),  Srimaha Bo-Tree, Museum & Library, Monkeys. Grey Lagur, The Buddha Samadhi, A Bubble of Water - Ruwanweli Seya, Ancient Engineering Skill-The Twin Ponds, Abhayagiri Monastery & Stupa, The Queen's Pavilion, The Gem Palace-Ratnaprasada, Jetavena Stupa, Thuparama Sthupa, Archaeological Museum, Mihintale Stupa, Minneriya National Park, Namal Uyana & Dambulla Cave Temple are the other attractions around Kaudulla National Park.

Hotels Nearest
Elephant Corridor Hotel, Jetwing Vil Uyana, The Royal Lotus, Angsana, Sorowwa Resort and Spa, Amaya Lake, Signature by Amaya, Fresco water villa, Habarana Village by Cinnamon, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, Seyara Holiday Resort, Tishan Holiday Resort, Deer Park Hotel, Hotel Lake park, Camellia Resort and Spa, Aliya Resort and Spa, Kassapa Lion Rock, Hotel Sudu Araliya, The Lake Hotel, Sudu Kanda Lake Resort, Primate Center Lodge, Clay Hut Village, Ruins Chaaya Hotel, Canel Park Hotel, Thidas Arana, Girithale Hotel, Sigiriya Village, Hotel Sigiriya, Kuwera Eco Lodge, Back of Beyond Pidurangala

Category
Wild Life Safari, Archeological Site, Sri Lanka, Nature, Monkeys, Camping, Paintings, Photography, Hotels