Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya National Park

Gal oya National park

Gal Oya National Park is located 376 km northeast from Colombo in Badulla District with part of it stretching into Ampara District.

Lies in the Southeast of Sri Lanka beyond the island’s central hills. Established in 1954 to protect the main catchment area the vast Senanayake Samudra, it is the only park which allows visitors to enjoy its beauty and wildlife by Boat safari as well as by jeep.

Gal Oya National Park Animals

covering an expanse of approximately 26,000 hectares. Gal Oya Park is home to 32 species of mammals including herds of Asian Elephants, Leopards, and water Buffalo. In addition, Sambhur, monkey, deer, and the elusive Sloth bear.

elephants sri lankan riders

Then, apart from Elephant Lovers, the boat safari has many surprises awaiting the Bird lovers too.  The ‘Kurulu Dupatta’ and some of these islands are teeming with birds. Hence, the best time to visit Gal Oya is from March to July. During this Period likewise, on a Boat safaris, you behold the spectacles of herds of wild elephants swimming from island to island within the great reservoir.

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