Udawalawe National park
We offer wildlife tours with an experienced naturalist and ranger accompanying our guests, on an open jeep safari at the Udawalawe national park, where it is estimated to have over 500 elephants in herds and is guaranteed to be seen in one game drive.
Udawalawa is home to many other animals including leopard, sambar, barking deer, water buffalo, jackals, sloth bears and three varieties of mongoose and 30 or so reptile species. This is also a great park for birds, in particular raptors such as the Crested Serpent Eagle and the Grey Headed Fishing Eagle as well as arid-country specialists including the Malabar Pied Hornbill.
Lunugamvehera National Park
This was declared in 1995, with the intention of protecting the catchment area of the Lunugamvehera reservoir and wildlife of the area. The national park is an important habitat for water birds and elephants. This national park also serves as a corridor for elephants to migrate between Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park. It’s a 30 minute drive from Wild Elephas
Elephant Transit home
Elephant Transit home is a facility within Udawalawe National Park that was established in 1995 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation. Its primary objective is to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for ultimate release back into the wild.
Boat rides / fishing
Boat rides / fishing in a lake called Katupila Wewa which is a 5 minute drive through the sugarcane plantation
Madunagala hot wells
Madunagala Hot Springs is a wonderful creation of nature in all its natural beauty. Historically, these hot springs flowed into a natural water hole. The ancients, particularly the Buddhist monks living in ancient cave hermitages, had made the best use of these healing hot springs for body and skin ailments.
Sankhapala Rock Temple
Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya stands majestically on a rocky mountain 800 ft above sea level. This temple consists of natural dens, caves as well as recently built shrines. The history of this temple traces back to the time B.C. According to the legend Pussadeva one of King Dutugemunu’s 10 giants built this place and became a monk there. His job used to be blowing the conch shell to inform victory.
Walauwa refers to an ancestral house also known as the Burutha Maligawa (“satinwood castle”), was originally built in the 18th century by Maduwanwela Maha Mohottala during the Dutch occupation. The Walauwa has been home to six generations of the Maduwanwela family. The current layout of the house dates back to the time of the last of the line, Sir James William Maduwanwela Maha Dissawa, born in 1844, popularly known as the Black Prince of Sabaragamuwa. He completed work on the house in 1905, adding 121 rooms, 21 inner compounds or meda midulas, three security walls, and a complete court house.
Sevanagala Sugar Factory
Sevanagala is a rural area which is situated close to Udawalawe. Main income generation source of the people living in Sevanagala area is agricultural farming (more than 80%) while others are depend on animal husbandry (cattle and buffalo rearing), Sevanagala area is popular among the nation for the sugar cane cultivation since 1986. This cultivation is carried on under irrigated and rain fed conditions mostly with conventional agronomic practices. Sevanagala sugarcane plantation-factory-distillery complex which was established in 1986, is presently continuing operations at 1250 TCD of sugar 60 tonnes of molasses per day. Sevanagala Sugar Factory also plays a major role in the economy of the area.