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Camping in Wilpattuwa is an ideal adventure for you… It’s so thrilling to spend a night in the wild. There are a number of camping sites in Wilpattu for you to stay and create wonderful memories…
Wilpattu National Park is a park located in the northwest dry zone of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of natural lakes. But the thick forest makes seeing wildlife less sure than in the other national parks. Wilpattu National Park is located 25km north of Puttalam. To the south of Wilpattu National Park is River Modergam Aru; to the north is River Kala Oya.
Reaching Wilpattu National Park is not difficult. The Colombo-Puttalam A3 highway will take you to Puttalam. Drive along the Puttalama-Anuradhapura highway for about 40km and you will see a large sign board that reads Wilpattu National Park. Turn to the left at the sign board. Driving 7 km along that road will take you to the entrance of the park at Hunuwilagama.
According to the history of Sri Lanka, the place where the Prince Wijaya landed to Sri Lanka, called Thambapanni, is located at Wilpattu National Park.
Wilpattu is home to over 31 species of mammals spices such as Elephants, bear, water buffalo, deer, mongoose and many more. You can listen to the songs sung by different varieties of birds during your safari trip and you will most definitely be enchanted.
The most common reptiles found in the park are the monitor lizard, crocodiles, cobra, rattlesnake, the Indian python and turtle which can be seen in large ponds.
Different types of natural environments such as a coastal belt, natural lakes, bushes, open grasslands and dense forest will provide an opportunity to view different kinds of wild animals and will bring you to a wonderful closeness to nature…
Stay at Amaya Signature, one of our Dambulla Hotels, and arrange an excursion to Wilpattu National Park which is only 4 hours away from Dambulla.