Sri Lanka is ranked amongst the world’s top twenty five biodiversity hot spots. As a country with high rate of endemism it has many faunal groups including birds, mammals , reptiles and amphibians which you can not find anywhere in the world. It is world renowned as one of the best places to watch elephants and leopards for nature enthusiastic and photographers. There are season for elephant gathering where large concentration of wild elephants together can be seen during that time at a place known as Minneriya in the north central province of the country. Private safaris are arranged with cultural tours as it is possible to find wide range of primates in place surrounded by cultural heritages mainly in the dry zone.

There are several wildlife National Parks you can visit in Sri Lanka. Yala is the largest national park and Udawalawe,Wasgamuwa,Kumana,Horton plains and Minneriya are others most popular among visiters. All National Parks of Sri Lanka are managed by the department of Wild Life and Conservation .Visit our nature page for more details.

During the early part of the year ( January-April) , the largest animal ever lived in the world you may guess as ‘ blue whale’ can be seen in off shores of southern city Galle.

Sinharaja, the tropical rainforest of the country is the place to glue one’s eyes on to the world’s largest mixed species of birds flocking together.(Read More)
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Yala National Park-Watch this video by an independent traveller


Documentary video-Whale watching in south coast -Sri Lanka