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Travel to Wilpattu National Park

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Wilpattu National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Sri Lanka, situated in the North Western coast of Sri Lanka, roughly equidistant from both the towns of Anuradhapura and Puttalam. The park is well known for its leopards, sloth bears among other animals, but also for the lush dry zone jungles and nearly sixty lakes or tanks.



Wilpattu is a great park to explore and is certainly off the beaten path. Which means you are not likely to see many other tourist or locals in the park.


Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka



Location

Wilpattu National Park is located on the North Western coast of Sri Lanka, around 185KM North of the Capital Colombo.

In my experience the park is around 5 hours drive from Colombo, along the coast line. The map below shows the exact location of the park.