It's like entering a whole different Island when you're travelling on the single column road built on a high damn of the Udawalawe Reservoir.
Elephants in the park are so used to the visitors, now they come up to the electric fence to eat the food that's being offered by the people.
But once you're in the park, the one thing that you're assured to witness is lots & lots of Elephants. It's believed that this park houses from 200 - 250 elephants.
Samber Deer, Water Buffalo, Wild Boar & the jackal are among the most prominent of the other animals which could be seen. The sloth bear is a bit hard to find.
There're lots of endemic birds such as Red Faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Red Hornbill & Sri Lankan Junglefowl.
This is the third most visited national park in Sri Lanka.
Sometimes you can experience the adventure of some wild elephants roaring at you or even giving you a little charge after your jeep. I have experienced this twice.
The jeep ride would cost around Rs. 3500 & 6 adults can go in a vehicle. Bargaining is the key when negotiating rates for the jeep.
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