Lunugamvehera National Park in Uva Province, Sri Lanka - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Lunugamvehera National Park

Tanamalwila, Sri Lanka

Wildlife Sanctuaries
National Parks

About Lunugamvehera 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.


Attractions near Lunugamvehera National Park

Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya28.78km from Lunugamvehera 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.

Bundala national park28.96km from Lunugamvehera National Park

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.

Yala National Park29.42km from Lunugamvehera 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.

Udawalawe National Park35.35km from Lunugamvehera 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.

Lipton's Seat41.55km from Lunugamvehera 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 Falls45.66km from Lunugamvehera 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.

Where is Lunugamvehera National Park

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Uva Province is Sri Lanka's fourth-largest province, with around 13% of the Sri Lankan landmass and the second least populated province, with 1,259,880 inhabitants. It was established in 1896 with two districts: Badulla and the biggest district Moneragala. There are 26 divisional secretariats divided to 15 in Badulla District and 11 in Moneragala District and the capital is Badulla. The bordered surrounded by Eastern, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, and Central provinces.