Sri Lanka is blessed with many great National Parks including Yala and Minneriya, but the largest among them all is Wilpattu. It’s a National Park with a different vibe, and you should visit it at least once in your life.
Where is Wilpattu?
If you are driving from Colombo, heading to Wilpattu will mean a 4-hours’ drive. But, from Anuradhapura- the ancient capital city of Sri Lanka, Wilpattu is just an hour’s drive away.
When to visit Wilpattu?
The safari experience
Unlike Udawala or Yala, this National Park gets fewer visitors, quite surprisingly. Thus, there are only a few safari jeeps to serve you. The park opens its gates at 6.00 am and if you come as early as possible, you are sure to have a greater experience.
Among the rare animals you spot here, there’ll be leopards, elephants, deer, sloth bears eagles, crocodiles, and monkeys. Get a full-day safari arranged to have better views.