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