Best Places in Sri Lanka to See Elephants


Sri Lanka is more than a destination packed with cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, islands, shopping malls etc. This is also a land made perfect to see endangered yet thrilling species of elephants. If you happen to visit Sri Lanka on your next trip with either your friends or family members, be sure to visit some of these places to see elephants.

  1. Yala National Park – The Yala National park is just a few hours away from the Udawalawe National park located on the south side of this amazing country. It’s the perfect park to see elephants enjoying with one another. Moreover, if you are lucky then you can also witness leopards.
  2. Udawalawe National Park – Probably the best and most popular park to witness elephants in Sri Lanka is here at Udawalawe National Park. This park offers the best safari wildlife experience to see elephants. During your safari, be sure to capture some of the best moments of elephants having a bath or simply roaming from one spot to another.
  3. Wilpattu National Park – The Wilpattu National park is known to be the oldest park in Sri Lanka located on the north side of the city of Colombo. Considered to be heavily protected from both sides, this park does not see many locals and tourists. However, a visit to this park gives you the perfect opportunity to see elephants, sloth bears, and leopards.

These are some of the best national parks or spots in Sri Lanka to witness elephants. The presence of elephants offers a great tour in Sri Lanka.

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