North Western Province

Wilpaththu 

Wilpattu National Park is the perfect spot to explore & experience the pristine wilderness of Sri Lanka has to offer. With a wide number of attractions to discover, this sought-after part of town will not cease to amaze you. Wilpattu National Park has a lot to offer: dense wilderness, rare wildlife experiences and a range of exciting entertainment for safari goers. Declared as a National Park in 1938, Wilpattu National Park is located on the west coast closer to the historical city of Anuradhapura. This dry zone jungle is a thickly grown providing home for over 30 species of mammals including the Sri Lankan Elephant, Sri Lankan Leopard, Lankan Sloth Bear, Sri, Spotted Deer, Buffalo, Sambar and Mongoose.

Wilpattu means ‘natural lakes’ in Sinhala and ’10 lakes’ in Tamil and lakes are exactly what you’ll find at Wilpattu National Park. The number of visitors remains low, even in high season, which gives Wilpattu a genuine sense of wilderness. The Wilpattu National Park is situated in the dry zone but most of the time flora is very greenish and has plenty of water sources. The period between September to December is the rainy season while inter-monsoonal rains are expected between March to May. The period of drought in the Park extends from June to early September. Though this National Park can be visited throughout the year, February to October is the prime time to enjoy a thrilling wildlife safari experience.