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Gal Oya National Park

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One of the country’s hidden gems

Avoid the crowds and experience some of the best Sri Lankan wildlife at Gal Oya National Park, the most untouched of all the country’s national parks. It encompasses Sri Lanka’s largest inland body of water, the Semannayaka Samudraya Lake, with lush evergreen forest and open savannahs thriving around the calm waters.

Why visit?

  • Teeming with elepants and birds
  • Boat and jeep safaris
  • Serene surroundings
  • Nature trails
  • Indigenous Vedda people
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Within lush jungle surroundings just outside the border of this little-known national park.

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The facts:

Getting there: The driving time to Gal Oya is 4 hours from Nuwara Eliya. Also easily accessible from Kandy, Passikudah and Yala National Park.

Best time to travel: Gal Oya is available year round, however June to December is the best time for elephants and January to March for bird watching.


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