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18 Attractions to Explore Near Bundala national park

Bundala national park
Bundala national parkWeligatta, bundala 82004, Sri Lanka

A famous wintering ground for migratory waterbirds in Sri Lanka. Bundala shelter 197 kinds of birds, highlighting the greater flamingo, which migrates in large flocks. The Park designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and got a redesign to a national park in January 1993 and become a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2005.

Nearby Attractions

Yala National Park
Yala National Park22.93 KMs away from Bundala national park

The park is the most visited and second-largest national park in the country. It is a vast forest, grassland, and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean in southeast Sri Lanka. It is home for leopards, elephants, and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species.

Lunugamvehera National Park
Lunugamvehera National Park28.96 KMs away from Bundala national park

Located in the south of Sri Lanka, it was designated in 1995 to be a national park to protect the catchment Lunugamvehera reservoir and its wildlife. This national park is an essential place for water birds and elephants.

Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park44.41 KMs away from Bundala national park

Udawalawe National Park is located on the border of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, south Sri Lanka. The national park was established to be a sanctuary for wild animals. It has the Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage- to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for release back into the wild.

Tangalle Beach
Tangalle Beach49.36 KMs away from Bundala national park

Tangalle Beach is a perfect breathtaking place to go for a quiet and calm vacation. The beautiful white sand beach is like paradise, which goes on for kilometers. Originally, Tallanga was a fishing village but suffered hugely in the tsunami in 2004, and they have been rebuilding ever since.

Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya
Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya55.91 KMs away from Bundala national park

It is an old Buddhist temple in the Uva Province that consists of seven statues that are dated back to the 10th century. The huge Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe. The name means the rock of Buddhist Sculptures.

Kumana National Park
Kumana National Park65.56 KMs away from Bundala national park

Kumana National Park is famous for its avifauna, especially its large flocks of seasonal waterfowl and wading birds. The park lies 391 km southeast from Colombo on the southeastern coast and was closed from 1985 to March 2003 because of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam attacks. It was also affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

Lipton's Seat
Lipton's Seat68.16 KMs away from Bundala national park

The Lipton’s Seat is one of Sri Lanka's most impressive viewpoints. Dambatenna Tea factory is close to the famous Lipton Seat viewpoint, that built in 1890 by the Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton.

Rawana Falls
Rawana Falls73.40 KMs away from Bundala national park

Ravana Falls is famous waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is one of the widest falls in the country and the waterfall is about 25 m in height. It falls from part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, located 6 km away from the local railway station at Ella. According to the Indian epic, the Ramayana, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and hid her in the caves behind this waterfall.

Ella Rock
Ella Rock74.55 KMs away from Bundala national park

Around 8km from Ella town and 50 minutes walking, you will reach this rock, 1,041 meters above the sea. It is a great destination for hiking and discovering beautiful scenaries in the way.

Little Adam's Peak
Little Adam's Peak75.58 KMs away from Bundala national park

It is located in Ella and has its name from the Holy Mountain "Adam's Peak" because of the similarity in the shape. To go there, you need to travel to Ella, a gorgeous small town and hike through gorgeous tea plantations.

Nine Arch Bridge
Nine Arch Bridge77.14 KMs away from Bundala national park

It is also called the bridge in the sky, a viaduct bridge near the small town of Ella. It is one of the examples of colonial-era railway structures in the country. The bridge's construction is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.

Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains National Park80.49 KMs away from Bundala national park

It is a national park located 2,100–2,300 meters above sea leavel, in the central highlands in Sri Lanka and designated in 1988. It has a richly diverse ecosystem and many species spotted here are endemic to the region.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sinharaja Forest Reserve81.68 KMs away from Bundala national park

This is forest reserve is a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The reserve's name means the Lion Kingdom.

Mirissa Beach
Mirissa Beach87.76 KMs away from Bundala national park

It is the best places to see one of the only recorded resident blue whale colonies in their natural habitat. You could also see dolphins on whale the watching trips from Mirissa and Dondra head on the south coast.

Weligama Beach
Weligama Beach90.95 KMs away from Bundala national park

You will see fishers on the beach with fishing rods in hand seated on stilts without moving, a unique fishing method in this area. This is a great place to learn surfing.

Dunhinda Falls
Dunhinda Falls92.39 KMs away from Bundala national park

The waterfall is located about 5 km from Badulla in Uva Province, Sri Lanka. It is 64 meters high. The waterfall is formed in the Badulu Oya Revier.

Lake Gregory
Lake Gregory96.82 KMs away from Bundala national park

Gregory Lake is a reservoir located in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. The lake was constructed in 1873, in the era of the British and was named after Sir William Gregory. You can rent a bicycle or a boat and explore the lake, there are also a few restaurants around the lake.

Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay98.28 KMs away from Bundala national park

It is known locally as Arugam Kudah, a bay situated on the Indian Ocean, and a historic village of the ancient Batticaloa Territory. The bay is located 117 km south from Batticaloa. Arugam Kudah translation to Tamil is the Bay of Cynodon dactylon(Bermuda Grass). Arugam Bay attracts tourists through surf tourism, thanks to several quality local beaches, lagoons, historic temples, and the nearby Kumana National Park.