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udawalawe - Gonawiddagala Bungalow

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Unobstructed Observation of the Glory of Nature

Located adjacent to the glorious Udawalawe reservoir, the Gonawiddagala Bungalow has a superior advantage over the other bungalows of the park as its sides directly face the reservoir. Visitors and tourists will be treated to a splendid and memorable time at the Gonawiddagala Bungalow as they can freely observe elephants, deer, wild buffalos, birds, and other appealing and mesmerising creatures who arrive at the reservoir for water.

Furthermore, as it is specially designed and equipped for bird watching, the Gonawiddagala Bungalow is a perfect spot to observe a multitude of species of birds, including eagles, storks, and pelicans. The upper establishment that has been set up at a high elevation above the bungalow can be visited in order to witness picturesque and captivating sceneries in addition to the vibrantly coloured birds.

All of these sights combine to lovingly tug at the heartstrings of any person and even continue to captivate the mind of a regular visitor as well. The Gonawiddgala Bungalow is one of the most suitable spots in the entire leeway of the Udawalawe National Park for observing wildlife in its natural languish and tranquil form.

Facilities and the Interior

According to the officials of the Udawalawe National Park, the Gonawiddagala Bungalow happens to be the most luxurious tourist bungalow of the Udawalawe National Park and in addition to this it is the nearest bungalow from the entrance of the Park. The bungalow is powered by solar energy and furnished with modern state-of-the-art bathrooms.

Up to twelve visitors can be easily accommodated at the bungalow and it also includes a common sleeping area designed at a serene location facing the Udawalawe reservoir. All other essential facilities are adequately provided and visitors can easily use any provision within the spacious area of the bungalow.

As an employee of the Udawalawe National Park is present in the Gonawiddagala Bungalow to assist you in any way, your stay will be extremely relaxing and pleasant. It is safe to assume that best tourist bungalow of the Udawalawe National Park is the Gonawiddagala Bungalow and it is certain to state that this particular bungalow will make your vacation at the park one of the best vacations in your life.

Reaching Gonawiddagala

It should be noted that visitors should first garner access in to the Udawalawe National Park in order to enjoy the solace and luxury of the Gonawiddagala Bungalow. The guides or the park personnel will readily guide and show you the location of the Gonawiddgala Bungalow, which is located at a distance of 11 km from the entrance of the Udawalawe National Park. Visitors will be allowed to travel within the confines of the national park only in a suitable vehicle and this measure is being enforced with the safety of the visitors in mind.

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  Charge Category Charge per Group of 10 (Ten) Adults (Rs.)   
 First Night  Second Night  Third Night
Lodging Charge  2,500.00  5,000.00  7,500.00 
Park Fee  1,200.00  1,200.00  2,400.00 
Service Charge  700.00  700.00  2,100.00 
 Linen Charge 750.00  750.00  750.00 
 Sub Total 5,150.00  5,150.00  12,750.00 
 VAT 12% 618  618.00  1,530.00 
Total   5,760 5,768.00  14,280.00