Wilpaththu National Park
Willpaththu is the largest and one of the oldest national park in Sri Lanka located in the northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of Natural lakes sand rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Willpaththu is among the top national parks world renowed for its lepord population. The park is 131,693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level, nearly sixty lakes and tanks are found spread throughout Willpaththu.
HORTON PLAINS (World’s end) And Bakers fall
Sri Lanka highest plateau 7200 ft above sea level in the central moutain country. This fen is a very scenic reion with an astounding variety of scenery from mountains to grassland. From marshes to trout stream and high grown teas are grown in the surrounding ares. Spectacular view from world’s end where the plateau plunges a thousand feet in a straight sheer drop, cool and bracing climate excellent for trout fishing and very good hiking country. Distinctive flora(many english flowers are grow on the plain) colorful butterflies and many rare highland birds.
Udawalawe National Park
An area of 31,800 hectares which was declared a protected santuary with surrounded by mountain ranges, the terrain of the park is a mixtre of grassland, scrub jungle, wild teak plantation and two important factors which make this park special -the lage Udawalawe reservoir and the walawe river, which ensure a supply of water for the fauna within internationally renowned for its large berd of elephants, the park is also known foe several species of Deer, wild boar, the dangerous wild buffalo, jackal and rare sighting of leopard.
Yala National Park
Yala is the most visited and second largest national park and it is approximately 1259 km in extend and its located in the southern corner of the Sri lanka. In this national park is the home of wild elephant, wild boar, wild buffalo, leopard, bear, deer and crocodiles, visitors can also see large flock of migratory and indigenous birds. A total of 32 species of mammals have been recorded. The park lines in a transition zone between the single wet season experienced on the east cost and the double peak of precipitation found along the south cost of the island.
Mineriya national park is mostly framed for the large number of Sri Lankan elephants that gather here in the dry season, there have even been herds as large 400 reported. This national park is the largest Seasonally recurring concentration of wild elephants found in the world and also home to Sri Lankan leopards and Sri Lanka sloth bears. It is listed as one of the important bird areas in Sri Lanka.
Gal Oya National Park
The largest reservoir in sri lanka and serves as the main catchment area for senanayaka samudraya.An important feature of the gal oya national park is its elephant herd that can be seen throughout the year.Gal oya is the one of the few national parks in the world that may give tourists the opportunity to see elephants swimming in gal oya lake.
Sinharaja Rain Forest
Sinharaja forest reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot and world heitage site by UNESCO, in Sri Lanka. Situated in the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka and falling into the Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces.
Sinharaja has a wild profusion of flora and largest carnivore here is the leopards, 45 species ofreptiles, 160 species of birds.
Kanneliya Rain Forest
Kanneliya is a tropical low land rain forest of Sri Lanka and which is at 35 km northeast of Galle. Kanneliya is one of the most biologically diverse arese in the country. The water flows in the forest are now recovering with a numerous number of streams adding life to the diverse vegetation and some what hilly landscape.
Kumana National Park
Kumana National Park covers an area of about 18, 149 hectare of land. It is located in the south-east part of Sri Lanka. This bird sanctuary is an attraction for bird watchers. At Kumana National Park, birds like herons, egrets, white ibis, spoonbills, painted storks and pelicans can be easily spotted in Kumana National Park. Very rare species of black necked storks, great thick knee, Eurasian spoonbill etc are also found in this national park of Sri Lanka. The fauna of Kumana National Park is mainly of mangrove variety. Kumbuk trees and karan fern trees also grow in this region.