The Udawalawe National Park website belongs to the Info Sri Lanka group of websites and it aims not only to assist the healthy development of the fauna and flora of the Udawalawe Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park but also to benefit the lives of the people living in the surrounding areas. Along with this the website also targets to encourage these people to protect the Udawalawe National Park and treat it as their own and thereby turning the park into a more prestigious national treasure of Sri Lanka.
In addition to this the website turns the eyes of the whole world to the tourist attractions and tourists destinations found nearby the Udawalawe National Park. By increasing the opportunities for the visitors to enjoy these attractions the Udawalawe Park website seeks furthermore to bring the attractiveness and popularity of these places as well as the Park to a whole new level. Each and every tourist will receive a highly efficient and productive service via this site and it is certain that they will be extremely satisfied.
To put it in another way, this website focuses mainly on the Udawalawe Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park and aims to protect both the splendid wildlife and the captivating land of Udawalawe.The Udawalawe National Park Website is the most productive and the one and only site dedicated to this Park that also operates with a virtuous aim.
Overview and History
The Udawalawe National Park was designated and established as the fifth national park of Sri Lanka on the 30th of June, 1972. This officially designated the Udawalawe region as a national park in addition to a wildlife sanctuary under the Fauna and Flora Protection ordinance of Sri Lanka.The water reservoir of Udawalawe National Park, encompassing a total surface area of nearly 3,500 hectares, is the largest reservoir in the vicinity and it is referred to as the “Walawe reservoir”.
The total area of Udawalawe National Park is almost 31,000 hectares and this makes the park one of the most expansive parks in the island. The most common type of environment witnessed in Udawalawe is the dry grassland and scrubland. Extensive regions of tall grass, scrubs, as well as trees are common sights at Udawalawe. These are the most favourite environment conditions of the elephants at Udawalawe for a substantial portion of the year. Even though grasslands, scrublands, and similar types of plains are predominantly witnessed in the park, mountainous and rocky areas are also not uncommon.
Establishment of udawalawe and other national parks
As evident from the information presented below, the Udawalawe National Park was established and officially designated as the fifth national park of Sri Lanka, two years after the establishment of the Kumana National Park, famed for its alluring wide variety of birds. Despite the fact that the Udawalawe National Park was opened decades after the first national parks of Sri Lanka, its popularity has superseded or matched the popularity of the first few national parks. The number of visitors that have visited Udawalawe is much higher than almost all of the other national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the country.
Department of wildlife conservation
Highlights of udawalawe compared to other national parks