Wasgamuwa Ntaional Park

Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts . The National Park's annual daily temperature is 28 °C (82 °F). This is one of protected areas where Sri Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds.

Distance from Airport : 209km

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As well as, it is one of the Important Bird Watching Zone in Sri Lanka. The park is situated 225 km away from Colombo. Ruins of Malagamuwa, Wilmitiya, supply tanks and Kalinga Yoda Ela canal which are built by King Parakramabhahu remain in the national park. Wasgamuwa National Park exhibits one of the highest biodiversity among the protected areas in Sri Lanka.
More than 150 floral species have recorded from the park. Cryptocoryne walkeri and Munronia pumila are two plants with economic value.
Of 17 reptile species recorded in the park, five species are endemic. Water Monitor and mugger crocodile are common in the water-bodies of the park.
The number of bird species recorded from the park is 143. This includes 8 endemic species. Endemic Red- faced Malkoha is a resident bird in this national park
Wasgamuwa National Park is home to 23 species of mammals. The park is inhabited by a herd of 150 Sri Lankan Elephants. Marsh elephant (Elephas maximus vil-aliya) roams in the Mahaweli river area.
Both monkeys found in the park, Purpul- faced langur and Toque Macaque are endemic to Sri Lanka.
Water buffalo and Sri Lankan axis deer are common to observe, Sri Lanka leopard and sloth bear are rare. Small golden palm civet  is another rare endemic mammal which can see in Wasgamuwa National Park

Facilities
Around Wasgamuwa National Park there's lot of places to stay. Food & Beverages, Well-stocked bars, BBQ & Candle night dinners, Outdoor tented camps & safari jeeps can easily get from there.

Surrounding
The nearest large town is Polonnaruwa, 10 km from the northern boundary. Minneriya and Kaudulla national Parks, Mahaweli & Amban rivers & Polonnaruwa Archeological Site, Archeological Museum are the other nearest important places to see around Wasgamuwa National Park

Hotels Nearest
Mahoora Safari Camp, Wasgamuwa Cottage, Wasgamuwa safari bungalow, Amaya lake hotel Kandalama, Heritance Kandalama,

Category
Wild life safari places, Bio Diversity, Elephants, Rural Areas, Camping Sites, Photographs, Ntaure trails.