Travel Guide to Udawalawe Sri Lanka -2020


History of Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park was established on 30 June 1972 the park attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, including both local and foreign tourists, while prolifically contributing to the development of the entire tourism sector of Sri Lanka. The number one and predominant factor that has attached a high degree of prestige to the National Park of Udawalawe is the high probability of sighting Sri Lankan elephants.

Tourists will most certainly catch a glimpse or even get within several metres of one or multiple elephants at Udawalawe during each safari tour. Furthermore, other exotic creatures, such as the Sri Lankan leopard and endemic species of birds, can also be witnessed at Udawalawe.

Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park


Geography of Udawalawe Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.[1] Before the designation of the national park, The park is 13 Km from Colombo.

How to reach Udawalwe National Park by Bus

Generally, buses from Colombo starts  will take you to Udawalawe National Park. If you journey from Colombo, it will take around 5 Hours and 30 min  to reach Udawalawe.  On the other hand, if you take the Tangalle to Udawalawe route, it will take around 4 hours as well.

How is the weather in Udawalawe National Park

The annual temperature is 28 degrees Celsius, although in the dry season temperatures can reach 30 Celsius during January to April. Rains bring relief to the fauna and flora during the April, October and November. The best time to visit the Udawalawe National Park by January to February and March.

13 Places to visit in Udawalwe & Around 2020

1. Guided Safari Jeep Tours In Udawalawe National Park.
2. Safari Camping In Udawalawe.
3. Tangalle Beach, Sri Lanka.
4. Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
5. Go Whale Watching Mirissa
6. Climb The Parrot Rock
7. Snorkel On The Turtle Bay
8. Go Surfing 
9. Take A Day Trip To Galle Fort
10. Galle Lighthouse
11. Jungle Beach
12. Hikkaduwa Beach
13. Narigama Beach

Map of Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe Tours