Do you want to see the Sri Lankan elephant? Then you should definitely visit Udawalawe National Park. This National Park is the third most visited park in Sri Lanka and is definitely worth a visit. The park is well known for its water birds and the Sri Lankan (Asian) elephant.
We even saw an elephant walking along beside the road on the way to the park!
In the park itself, the elephants pass by so closely that you can almost touch them.
You are only allowed into the National Park with a ranger. The ranger knows exactly what you can and cannot do to assure your safety.
And if the Elephants aren’t enough, there’s also a great variety of (water) birds which make the National Park an excellent place for birdwatching.
As we left the park, they opened The Udawalawe Dam. This was quite a spectacular sight! Seeing so much rushing water!
The dam with all four spillways open.