Trip Planner: Asia / Sri Lanka / North Central Province / Anuradhapura / Saliyapura / Wilpattu National Park
Witness the plethora of wildlife at Wilpattu National Park. Established in 1938, the park was closed in 2003 following security concerns, but has now re-opened 25 percent of its 131,693 hectares (325,420 acres) of land for exploration. You'll have the opportunity to see over 31 mammalian species--many of them categorized as threatened--in their natural habitat. Watch as crocodiles stalk the waters, and leopards roam the bush. Bring along your binoculars to get a closer look at the many examples of the rich avian life here, including wetland species like the white ibis and garganey, as well as the Sri Lanka junglefowl, painted stork, and many others. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wilpattu National Park and many more Anuradhapura attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Anuradhapura online visit planner .
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Wilpattu National Park Reviews
We visited this park with 8 members of our family with our invited (vip)german foreginer. we saw one bear and two elephants. so many deers what makes us happy at least. but no leopard.specially driver... more »
Beautiful park. We saw a leopard and a lot of birds. Monkeys and varans. Beautiful surroundings, unfortunately we did not spot any elephants. more »
Well, best ideal time to see some animals like leopards, bears etc. is in early morning. If you got a full day ride or morning ride, it's better to enter to park by 6am. Chance of meeting elephants are bit higher in evening. And during the March & April, chance of meeting bears is quit high. Most importantly, if you want to see wildlife make sure you ask your safari driver to drive bit patiently through the park. Because some of them are racing through the park.
Best national park we have visited in Sri Lanka with a spectacular variety of game. The park's lakes and jungle are breathtaking.
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