The Udawalawe National Park park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972 and managed by Department of Wildlife Conservation

Phisical Information

Area: 308.21 km2

Location: 6°26′18″N 80°53′18″E


Average day temperature all year round is about 30 degree celsius. The most rainy months are October and November.


It is just a few simple rule when you are in the park:

  • Do not fire
  • Do not litter
  • Do not feed any animals
  • Do not shout
  • So not take any alcohol
  • Do not take a pets
  • Do not alight the vehicle

See also:

Ticket price

How to get to Udawalawe park