Tromping around the park predominantly between August and December are herds of elephants. Their interest is in the water that is at the centre of the park. The 6656-hectare elephant corridor between Somawathiya Chaitiya National Park and the Minneriya National Park, assures you of getting more than a close look at these fascinating creatures.
There are many more birds and beasts within the park that will thrill all nature lovers. Within the park alone, 160 species of birds have been spotted. It wouldn’t be difficult to gaze upon the Asian Spoonbill, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Black-headed Ibis, Painted Stork and Openbill Stork. It has been reported that leopards also hover around. Be on the lookout!
When the sun is not too harsh, you could paddle across and around the lake on an old- fashioned catamaran boat. The ride ought to be delightfully relaxing and is undoubtedly the best way to enjoy the nature at the Kaudulla National Park.
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