Udawalawe National Park Photos, Sri Lanka

As nature and animal lovers, we search for appealing wildlife destinations. So let me introduce you to one of the most popular national parks in Sri Lanka – Udawalawe National Park. The park is only a few hours drive from the capital city of Colombo. It’s a mixture of grasslands, forest, river and wild animals. You will find wild elephants roaming around here. If you’re lucky, you will see a large herd of elephants. While elephants are the main attraction, you can also see wild peacocks, eagles, kingfishers, deer, wild buffalo and occasional leopard. There is a river when you go deep in to the jungle where you can take a dip to wind down. You must go inside with a tour guide, and it’s for your own safety. Here are some pictures of my visit to the amazing Udawalawe National Park.

Wildlife of Udawalawe National Park

Entrance to the Udawalawe National Park

Entrance to the Udawalawe National Park

Wild Asian Elephant

Wild Asian Elephant

Wildlife Safari at Udawalawe

Herd of female elephants protecting the baby elephant

Wild Elephants

Wild Elephants at the park

Wild peacock roaming around

Wild peacock roaming around

Water bank at Udawalawe National Park

Water bank at Udawalawe National Park

Beautiful Scenery

Beautiful Scenery

River inside the Udawalawe Jungle

River inside the Udawalawe Jungle

This post is part of Travel Photo Thursday – #TPThursday, at Budget Travelers Sandbox.

24 Responses to “Udawalawe National Park Photos, Sri Lanka”

  1. Disha says:

    I am from India & Shri Lanka is friend country of India. Most of things are similar between India & Shri Lanka. I see these all picture those have been shared in this article. This Udawalawe National Park is similar India’s national parks.
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  2. WOW! What an absolutely beautiful place! We love national parks but none of the ones we’ve been to here in the US have wil Asian elephants roaming around. Absolutely amazing!
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  3. I have heard so many nice things about the scenery of Sri Lanka. The Udawalawe National Park looks amazing. Perhaps this year would be the year when I go to Sri Lanka.
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  4. I would REALLY REALLY love to see elephants in the wild someday! Nice pics!
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  5. Love the elephants but that peacock’s darling.
    Wonder how close the river is and whether it’s protected from the animals.

  6. Maris King says:

    Preserving wildlife is one thing that a country or city should have. A national park is one of them but it really needs to take good care of the animals. Like what Lolong the largest crocodile in the world accoding to guiness book of record who died in the national park of the Philippines.
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  7. budget jan says:

    It would be wonderful to see wild Asian Elephants. I will definitely go there when in Sri Lanka.
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  8. Sri Lanka looks beautiful. Seeing elephants up close would be wonderful!
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  9. Muza-chan says:

    Great photos, I love elephants too…
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  10. I agree with the previous comments. You’ve given us a great taste of a most interesting place.
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  11. Sophie says:

    Thanks for this little glimpse into Sri Lanka, a country I’m curious about. Looks like this would be a fun experience for kids, too.
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  12. Any place where it’s required to have a guide for your own safety sounds pretty exciting. Udawalawe National Park sounds & looks like a great experience. I would love to see the wild elephants, especially.