UDAWALAWE EXCURSION (SRI LANKA)
After breakfast :- transfer to Galle Fort The journey will take less than 2 hours.
Galle is the jewel crowned to the timeless beauty of Sri Lanka. This historic city is situated at the banks of the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Built in 1588 by the Portuguese, this ancient place is declared as world heritage sight by the UNESCO.
In the mid 1600’s this place was fortified by the Dutch and even after 400 years from then, the place holds the remains of the Dutch architecture and culture. This beautifully walled city boasts the quirky cafes, symmetrical streets adorned with houses showcasing Dutch architecture and fancy impeccable restaurants and hotels which boosts the beauty of this city.
Udawalawe National Park is providing shelter to animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River. The Udawalawe National Park is the sixth largest animal sanctuary in Sri Lanka, covering over 30,821 hectares on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces. Established on the 30th June 1972. Preserved up to present days, this iconic animal sanctuary is a distinct habitat for Sri Lankan elephants and water birds. In other words, Udawalawe National Park is one of the best places on the island to witness elephants in large groups. Shifting cultivation was the activity that kept the land/area occupied before setting the national park, but the Sri Lankan government has decided to allocate the land for animals as a reserve forever by now.
Overnight stay at Udawalawe. (Meals – Breakfast only)
Early morning you will picked up from the hotel with packed breakfast and will be head to the Udawalawe national park safari which is approximate 4 - hour long, (A safari that never gets you disappointed as spotting elephants and birds is guaranteed here. This national park is a place for witnessing majestic Sri Lankan elephants that are regarded the cutest of all in the world. Playful little elephants, protecting elder elephants, wild boar, water buffalo, foxes, and endemic Toque Macaque and Gray Langers are just some of the iconic scenes that will make you happy about choosing this park as your place to safari)
After lunch return to Colombo. (Meals – Breakfast)