Kaudulla National Park is a popular tourist destination to marvel at the magnificence of Sri Lankan wildlife. Witness a myriad of elephants as they playfully swim at the reservoir, and hundreds of pelicans soaring by as the sun sets.
The park is a mixture of dry scrub forests, grasslands, and large water bodies, making it the perfect habitat for many animals, such as elephants, sambar deer, axis deer, monkeys, wild boar, chevrotain, sloth bear, and leopards.
The best time to visit the park is between August and December. Visitors can also ride paddle boats across the reservoir, making it an excellent opportunity for photographers and wildlife lovers to observe birds at a close range.