• wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land
  • wilpattu national park, yala  national park, udawalawe  national park, minneriya  national park, wasgamuwa  national park, galoya  national park, bundala  national park, horton palins  national park, kumana national park, lunugamvehera  national park, kaudulla  national park, sinharaja forest reserve, knuckles forest reserve, kitulgala forest reserve, pigeon island marine sanctuary, anawilundawa bird sanctuary, talangama wet land

National Parks and Nature Reserves in Sri Lanka

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Wilpattu National Park

The Wilpattu National Park is situated in the Northwest coast of Sri Lanka and is located approximately 180 km north of Colombo, 30 km west of Anuradhapura and 26 km north of Puttalam. The uniqueness of Wilpattu National Park is its nearly sixty natural lakes (Villus). It is home to 31 species of mammals which includes Elephant, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Water Buffalo, Sambur, Spotted Deer in addition to many species of reptiles and birds.

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Yala National Park

The Yala National Park is situated in the southeast region of the country and is located approximately 260 km from Colombo. It consists of a mix of ecosystems; from wet and dry monsoon forests, grasslands to fresh water and marine swamps. It is known to have the highest leopard densities in the world and is also home to elephants, sloth bear and many species of endemic mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish and is one of the important birding destinations in the country.

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Udawalawe National Park

The Udawalawe Nationnal Park is situated in the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces and is located 172km from Colombo. Udawalawe National Park is an important habitat for Sri Lankan Elephants and many other rare mammals such as the fishing cat, rusty spotted cat, Asian palm Civet, Torque Macaque and Tufted Grey Langur in addition to many species of endemic birds, reptiles and fish.

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Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka and is located 208.2 km from Colombo. The Park is a dry season feeding grounds for Elephants coming from the surrounding areas. This has given rise to a significant annual event called the Elephant Gathering where hundreds of Elephants come together making it the largest gathering of Wild Elephants in the world. In addition the Park is home to 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 09 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish and 75 species of butterflies.

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Wasgamuwa National Park

The Wasgamuwa National Park is situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa districts and is located 225 km from Colombo. The Park is recognized as having one of the highest biodiversities amongst the wildlife parks and reserves in the country. It is an important habitat and protected area for large herds of Elephants and is home to 23 species of mammals, 143 species of birds, 17 species of reptiles and 17 species of fish.

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Galoya National Park

The Galoya National Park is situated in the Uva and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka and is located 314 km southeast of Colombo. The significance of the Park is its Elephant population that can be seen throughout the year. It is home to 32 species of terrestrial mammals which include Elephant, Leopard, Toque Monkey and Sambar deer. Moreover it has 150 species of birds and is home to the endemic species of butterfly, the Lesser Albatross.

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Bundala National Park

The Bundala National Park is situated in the Southern Province close to Hambantota and is located 251 km southeast of Colombo. The Park is recognized as the most important birding destination in Sri Lanka. It is home to 200 species of birds and an important wintering ground for migratory aquatic birds. Additionally it plays host to 324 species of vertebrates, 32 species of fish, 15 species of amphibians, 48 species of reptiles, 32 species of mammals and 52 species of butterflies.

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Horton Plains National Park

The Horton Plains National Park is situated in the Central Province, 32 km from Nuwara Eliya and 187.4 km from Colombo. The Park consists of 24 species of mammals, 87 species of birds, 09 species of reptiles and 15 species of amphibians with a large population of Sambar deer. Some of the wildlife includes the Toque monkey, Purple faced Langur, Rusty spotted cat, Leopard, Wild boar and the world’s most endangered primate the Red Slender Loris.

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Kumana National Park

The Kumana National Park is situated in the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka in the Ampara district and is 391 km southeast of Colombo. It is recognized as one of the most important bird nesting and breeding grounds and is home to 255 species of birds. This includes the uncommon black necked stork, lesser adjutant, Eurasian spoonbill and the great thick knee.

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Lunugamvehera National Park

The Lunugamwehera National Park is situated in the Uva and Southern Provinces and is 261km southwest of Colombo. It is identified as a vital habitat for both aquatic birds and elephants. Consisting of several layers of forest cover, it is home to 33 species of reptiles, 183 species of birds, 43 species mammals, 21 species of fish and 12 species of amphibians. This includes Elephant, Sambar deer, Wild boar, Axis deer and the Asian palm civet.

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Kaudulla National Park

The Kaudulla National Park is situated in the North Central Province, 197 km from Colombo. Kaudulla National Park with its dry evergreen forest is recognized as an important birding destination. It is home to 160 species of birds, 24 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and 26 species of fish.

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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Popularly known as the Sinharaja Rain Forest it is situated in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka at a distance of 172.1 km from Colombo. It is a biodiversity hotspot and recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This treasure trove of species includes Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects and Birds and is known to sustain over 50% of the country’s endemic species of wildlife.

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Knuckles Forest Reserve

The Knuckles Forest Reserve is situated in the Central Province in the districts of Matale and Kandy and is 178km from Colombo. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes this mountainous location with its high biodiversity is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site has 128 bird and 31 mammal species, 20 species of Amphibians, 15 species of Fish, 17 species of Mollusks and 53 species of Reptiles.

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Kitulgala Forest Reserve

The Kitulgala Forest Reserve is situated in the South of Sri Lanka in the district of Kegalle in the Sabaragamuwa Province and is located 95km from Colombo. With its rain forest characteristics, the forest reserve is an important habitat for many endemic species of flora and fauna; this includes 54 rare species of birds.

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Pigeon Island Marine Sanctuary

The Pigeon Island Marine Sanctuary is situated in the Eastern Province close to Trincomalee and is located 312km from Colombo. It is one of the two Marine National Parks in the country and is made up of two islands and an unmatched live coral reef that is home to 300 species of coral reef fish and many species of visiting sea turtle.

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Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary

The Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary is situated in the Puttalam District in the North Western Province and located 97km from Colombo. This birder’s paradise with its vastly different ecosystems is one of the six RAMSAR wetlands in Sri Lanka and is home to over 150 species of water birds, 20 species of mammals and 74 species of butterflies.

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Talangama Wetland

The Talangama Wetland is situated in the outskirts of Colombo close to the administrative capital of Sri Jayawardenepura making it a convenient birding destination for those who may not have the time to travel far, yet want to enjoy a fulfilling birding experience in Sri Lanka. The Talangama Wetland with its diverse wetland habitats is home to close to 100 species of birds.

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Kanneliya National Park

The Kanneliya National Park is situated in the district of Galle and located 116km from Colombo. It has been identified as a biodiversity hotspot that is home to close to 17 percent of lowland endemic floral species and 86 species of mammals, 20 species of endemic birds, 36 species of snakes, 14 species of lizards, 32 species of butterflies and 20 percentage of the country’s endemic fish.