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Kaudulla National Park

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A safari in the Kaudulla national park in Sri Lanka is a bucket-list aspiration for many tourists, which mean the place is an absolutely incredible wildlife spectacle. Located in the historic city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka, Kaudulla national park...more
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Anuradhapura Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best national Parks where you can observe large elephant herds. You can enjoy an exciting safari ride with local guides.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RajithaB_lk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a famous destination among tourists as well as locals mostly to see wild elephants. This place is home to up to 250 elephants.The park has 6656-hectare elephant corridor between Somawathie Chaitiya and Minneriya National Parks.

Date of experience: February 2019
5  Thank Silver W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used a company called ‘Akita village and lake adventure’ for this trip which included a village tour. Our Jeep on the safari was in good condition and the driver careful when driving around the park. After about an hour into the visit we had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 307cliver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in February. I think what I experienced there happens in most of the other parks close by like Minneriya or Kaudulla. Anyways he driver decided in which park the most elephants were expected. The few elephants there were surrounded by eight jeeps or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wickedweezy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did a safari trip to Kaudulla Park. We had a driver and a jeep, as did many other people. We all headed out at the same time. Very crowed. But we were thrilled to see elephants and got some fantastic pictures. Was a little long....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Happysoulalways
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

The previous day we had visited Eco park on an elephant safari, which was great, it did what it said. Kaudulla, however, was magical! It made a huge difference that we only saw one other jeep in 3 hrs instead of being in a convoy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D445CWroseb
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

A park with a great gathering of elephants. August to September is the best season to watch them . Amazing number of elephants gather here giving us a scenic views especially in the evenings Dr Piyal Kurukulasooriya

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PiyalKurukulasooriya
Reviewed 21 January 2019

Minneriya is renowned as a park in which to see elephant. We were lucky in seeing a large number around the open grassy shores of the eponymous lake. But beware! Do your local research before falling into the arms of the first jeep driver! The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cedric H
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We went in mid November, and were advised locally to change our plan to visit Minneriya National Park and come here instead, for the best chance of seeing lots of elephants. What good advice! We had a guide in an ancient jeep, which rattled along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Kaudulla National park is located 38Km away from the Polannaruwa, the ancient city of Sri Lanka. A best place to have a wild safari. You can see lot of wild animals. Specially, more than hundreds of Wild Elephants if you are really lucky and different...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Old60timer | Reviewed this property |
I would think that would be okay. Make sure you get the time in the park.
27 March 2018|
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