the largest province in Sri Lanka, has the places like Uda Walawe National
Park, Yala National Park, Badulla, Bandarawela, Ella/Heputale Triangle,
Wellawaya, Veddhas and Kataragama.
Uda Walawe National Park
Uda Walawe National Park is the right choice for elephant lovers. It is
centred around a large river fed reservoir. Animals like wild boar, wild
buffalo and deer also live here. In the dry months of February to April, the
best time to see the elephants is at dawn and dusk. Just wait near the
watering holes for the elephants.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park has the largest leopard population in the world. The
park has several entrances. For viewing the water birds enter through
Okanda. You would also find eagles, crocodiles, deer and elephants. However
no other animal can match leopard. Jeep safari is the best way to derive
pleasure in the park. You are advised not to get out of vehicle within park
Experienced travellers say that Badulla has best climate in Sri Lanka.
From Badulla, you can visit Dunhinda Falls, the longest in Sri Lanka.
However, for that, you would have to trail a steep rough path. You can
explore here mango orchards or mahogany and pepper estates.
Most picturesque views of the town of Ella can be enjoyed here. Ravana
Heights is the perfect place to view Ella Valley and Ravana Falls. Also
visit the natural bird sanctuary. The place has the atmosphere of solitude
Portuguese influence is obvious on Wellawaya. It is also the landing strip
of paragliders. Ell Adventure Park is located here where you can enjoy
sports like abseiling and mountain biking. Elephant Corridor hiking is an
all day pursuit. You can counter numerous varieties of birds here.