Kaudulla National Park | Sri Lanka | Travel | Destinations

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

Kaudulla National Park is Sri Lanka’s newest national park (opened in 2002) and is located off the main Habarana - Trincomalee road in the ancient cities' area (Cultural Triangle). The park has been established in a 6656-hectare elephant corridor between Somawathie Chaitiya and Minneriya National Parks. The best time to visit the park is between August and December.

Kaudulla Park is centered on ancient Kaudulla Tank (reservoir) and is home for up to 250 Elephants (including herds of juvenile males), Leopard, Fishing Cat, Sloth Bear, Sambar Deer, and the endangered Rusty spotted cat. Kaudulla can be visited on a jeep safari from Habarana, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya or Dambulla.