Wilpattu National Park is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka. The topography is dominated by fifty wetlands. With low scrubs and deep forests, the park is home to numerous species of flora and fauna. The biggest attraction for tourists is the spotting of leopard and sloth bear.
The other animal species that can be found in this area are Asian Elephants, jackals, Sambar deer, water buffalo, crocodiles, spotted dear and many more. With its impressive array of bird species, the area is a haven for bird watchers.
Best for: The avid and serious safari-goers can see the elusive leopard and sloth bear.
Location: 25km north of Puttalam or 30km west of Anurdhapura. It is 4 hours drive from Colombo.
Best time to visit: February and October are the best time to visit.
Price: Full Day Jeep Safari price is LKR 10,000 per jeep.
Timing: Full-Day Safari 5.30am to 06.00pm.