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Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa forest, which was designated as a natural reserve in 1938, was designated as a national park in 1984, encompassing 36,900 acres. The park is located in the dry zone. As a result, the yearly rainfall ranges from 1650mm to 2100mm. The national park is home to 23 mammal species, 143 bird species, 15 amphibian species, 35 reptile species, 50 butterfly species, and 17 fish species.

The park is well-known for its sightings of wild elephants and sloth bears.

Additional information

Nearby Attractions

The most popular nearby attraction

  • Dambulla Cave Temple (78km)


Accommodation (within 10km)

  • Star Classified hotels- No
  • International Chain Hotels- No
  • Boutique Hotels- No
  • Resorts- No
  • Ayurvedic Hotels- No
  • Inns/Guest Houses- Yes
  • Hostels- No
  • Homestays- No
  • Eco Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


Distance from (estimate)

  • CMB Airport- 206km (travel time: 4hrs 30min)
  • Colombo City- 238km (travel time: 5hrs)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 105km (travel time: 1hrs 20min)
  • Anuradhapura Ancient City- 142km (travel time: 3hrs)
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 96km (travel time: 2hrs)
  • Kandy City- 123km (travel time: 3hrs)
  • Galle Dutch Fort- 324km (travel time: 5hrs 50min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time


  • November to May

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