Kaudulla National Park

Kaudulla National Park

Kaudulla National Park

Destination: Kaudulla
Distance to CMB: 200 km / 3 h.
Distance to airport: 170 km / 3 h.

Kaudulla

Description

Kaudulla ancient man made lake was built by the sister of great tank builder King Mahasena (276-303 AD).

Opened in 2002 just before the massive Wilpattu reopened, KAUDULLA NATIONAL PARK is Sri Lanka 's newest national park, wildlife reserve and eco tourism attraction. Situated around the ancient Kaudulla tank, the national park provides a 6656 hectare elephant corridor, only 6 km from off the main Habarana - Trincomalee road.

With fantastic opportunities to see many elephants at close range, the park has become a popular destination for wildlife safaris that also take in leopards, sambar deer and the occasional sloth bear! As an additional novelty, you can go for cataraman rides on the tank.

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