Abundance of National Parks in Sri Lanka

December 2, 2014 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, News, Responsible Tourism, Sri Lanka

For an alternative to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most visited national park, there are at least ten other national parks in Sri Lanka that are also very worth visiting. They not only have fewer tourists, but also have other compelling reasons to be included on a holiday itinerary.

Off the beaten path - © VANDETH - 990 Road Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka

Gal Oya National Park is the home of the Vedda, the last remaining tribe of hunter-gatherers in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu has thicker jungle, which makes leopard spotting much more exciting, and a larger number of bears. Minneriya and Udawalawe National Parks both have hundreds of wild elephants. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is dense, thick, and filled with endemic species of birds, amphibians, and mammals. UNESCO lists this biodiversity hotspot as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.

Unique destination - © VANDETH - 990 Bird Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka

There are also many bird sanctuaries across this island country were you could walk for a day without seeing another traveler.

For more information and booking requests about Sri Lankan wildlife, UNESCO biodiversity, Gal Oya, Vedda tribal people, Wilpattu, Minneriya, Udawalawe and Sinharaja National Parks, please contact sales.srilanka@khiri.com.

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