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NATIONAL PARKS OF SRI LANKA

 

Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Sri Lanka. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of Sri Lanka's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Sri Lanka include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Sri Lanka.

 

National Parks of Sri Lanka

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of each country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru, Ethiopia India and Uganda.

Protected Area

Management type

Size in hectares

Marine area

IUCN Category

Latitude

Longitude

Anaolandewa (National MAB Reserve) proposed

Forest Reserve

50,511

-4.808547

31.958113

Anuradhapura

Sanctuary

3,501

-5.511794

31.94128

Bar Reef Marine

Sanctuary

30,670

-5.541593

30.847384

Bellanwila-Attidiya

Sanctuary

60

VI

-6.914431

37.673204

Bundala

National Park

6,216

-3.647681

32.971344

Chundikulam

Sanctuary

11,149

IV

-6.887619

37.92353

Flood Plains

National Park

17,351

Ia

-4.013745

30.963674

Gal Oya Valley

National Park

25,900

IV

-3.905749

35.664251

Gal Oya Valley North-East

Sanctuary

12,432

III

-6.970548

39.054647

Gal Oya Valley South-West

Sanctuary

15,281

III

-7.015126

37.811901

Giant's Tank

Sanctuary

3,941

-7.349192

32.608562

Great Sober Island

Sanctuary

65

III

-7.161764

36.427219

Hakgala

Strict Natural Reserve

1,142

Ia

-3.845182

31.958537

Hikkaduwa

Nature Reserve

45

III

-3.249275

36.80373

Horton Plains

National Park

3,160

IV

-4.030641

32.778352

Hurulu

Forest Reserve

25,218

-4.686395

33.635322

Kahalla-Pallekele

Sanctuary

21,690

-7.262833

36.816148

Kalametiya Kalapuwa

Sanctuary

712

IV

-5.439564

32.94337

Katagamuwa

Sanctuary

1,004

IV

-5.729764

33.53767

Kataragama

Sanctuary

838

IV

-5.631607

29.886384

Knuckles

Cloud Forest Site

0

-4.568064

33.651838

Kokilai Lagoon

Sanctuary

2,995

-5.71577

35.900539

Kudumbigala

Sanctuary

4,403

IV

-5.910228

32.45013

Lahugala Kitulana

National Park

1,554

-4.123168

37.801904

Madhu Road

Sanctuary

26,677

Ia

-6.019217

33.004842

Maduru Oya Block 1

National Park

51,469

III

-4.284987

37.951566

Mahakandara Wewa

Sanctuary

0

II

-5.951422

37.722358

Mihintale

Sanctuary

1,000

IV

-6.364338

33.454881

Minneriya-Giritale

Sanctuary

6,694

Ia

-6.023688

35.494911

Minneriya-Giritale Block 1

Nature Reserve

7,529

VI

-5.173303

38.61153

Nelugala

Jungle Corridor

10,360

IV

-3.650536

32.321706

Nuwaragala (National MAB Reserve)

Forest Reserve

6,073

-4.853429

32.729286

Padaviya Tank

Sanctuary

6,475

IV

-6.190349

37.909381

Peak Wilderness

Sanctuary

22,379

IV

-6.590549

32.605627

Pidurutalagala (National MAB Reserve) proposed

Forest Reserve

6,883

IV

-5.042038

33.265073

Polonnaruwa

Sanctuary

1,522

IV

-6.220889

37.517768

Ritigala

Strict Natural Reserve

1,528

IV

-4.092779

35.514135

Ruhuna Block 1

National Park

13,679

IV

-4.335875

32.753803

Sagamam

Sanctuary

616

-9.167992

39.275903

Senanayake Samudra

Sanctuary

9,324

VI

-9.362442

39.333864

Seruwila-Allai

Sanctuary

15,540

III

-10.06662

36.652294

Sigiriya

Sanctuary

5,099

-3.266098

36.482782

Sinharaja

National Heritage Wilderness Area

11,187

-3.71016

35.655559

Somawathiya Block 1

National Park

21,057

III

-6.600879

36.939552

Sri Jayewardenepura Bird

Sanctuary

449

III

-9.790316

34.815713

Telwatte

Sanctuary

1,425

III

-9.868014

39.392614

Trikonamadu

Nature Reserve

25,019

IV

-5.235988

38.255121

Trincomalee Naval Headworks

Sanctuary

18,130

IV

-10.147368

39.190536

Uda Walawe

National Park

30,821

-6.624821

38.92291

Vavunikulam

Sanctuary

4,856

III

-10.336497

35.620494

Victoria-Randenigala-Rantambe

Sanctuary

42,087

IV

-10.782192

35.670812

Wasgomuwa Lot 1

National Park

29,036

-6.623454

37.64241

Wilpattu Block 1

National Park

54,953

Ia

-5.034252

30.315262

Wilpattu North

Sanctuary

1,878

-10.877904

39.215999

Wirawila-Tissa

Sanctuary

4,164

-3.758545

32.317823

Yala

Strict Natural Reserve

28,905

III

-4.09337

32.338323

Yala East Block 1

National Park

17,863

-5.086959

30.491394

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Sri Lanka. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Sri Lanka provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Sri Lanka. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of Sri Lanka provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of Sri Lanka. In Nature of Sri Lanka you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of Sri Lanka provides a checklist of the birds of Sri Lanka. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Sri Lanka in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of Sri Lanka you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Sri Lanka.

http://www.birdlist.org/sri_lanka.htm  http://www.nature-worldwide.info/sri_lanka.htm  http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/sri_lanka.htm

 

 

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