Nature and Wildlife

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Sri Lanka is not only about its rich culture and delectable food; it is also an iconic biodiversity hotspot, with a range of magnificent waterfalls, towering peaks, and exotic wildlife that will get your pulse racing. Unravel the best nature and wildlife attractions on this paradise island that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Top 10 Nature and Wildlife Destinations

Yala is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It is home to many mammals, birds and reptiles, including a number of endemic species.

One of the country’s awe-inspiring tropical rainforests famed for its untarnished nature and beauty.

It is a renowned tourist destination, and one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants.

A bird's paradise, Kumana National Park is boarded by the Kumbukkan Oya and the Indian Ocean.

The 263 meter tall waterfall is recorded as the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

A soothing natural spring with a breathtaking view of the broad ocean.

It is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Sri Lanka. Hiking the sacred summit of Adam’s Peak encloses a myriad of views which are simply extraordinary.

The highest peak of Sri Lanka, located in the central hills close to Nuwara Eliya.

A green plateau about 2000 meters above sea level in the central hills of Sri Lanka, the Horton Plains offers wonderful hikes.

A beautiful massif with 34 biodiverse peaks, Knuckles is a place for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts.