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

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawa, Sri Lanka

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About Udawalawe 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.



Attractions near Udawalawe National Park

Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya34.59km from Udawalawe 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.

Lunugamvehera National Park35.35km from Udawalawe 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.

Lipton's Seat40.58km from Udawalawe 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.

Horton Plains National Park41.45km from Udawalawe 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.

Bundala national park44.41km from Udawalawe 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.

Where is Udawalawe National Park

Discover more attractions in Sabaragamuwa Province, where Udawalawe National Park is located

The province is the second smallest province in Sri Lanka, with a total area of 4902 km2 that covers 7.45% of the Sri Lankan landmass. The regions existed on 14 November 1987 and got its legal status in 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in Sri Lanka established provincial councils. It contains two districts: the most substantial one Ratnapura with 3,275 km2 area representing around 67% of the province and Kegalle with 1,693.