From space, Sri Lanka looks like a teardrop covered in greenery and that’s because this little island holds many verdant jungles, evergreen valleys, and plains that are all teeming with some of the most interesting and rarest of creatures. For a traveller who seeks for thrill in the wild, there are many wildlife parks and reserves in the island to explore. Of all these parks and reserves there is one that tops the list not just for its sheer size but for its famous residents as well. Explore the Wilpattu National Park and discover a land of excitement and wonder.
The largest natural reserve in the island, the Wilpattu National Park is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka and is known for its unique “Willus” (Natural lakes of sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that are filled with rainwater) that gives its name which is translates to ‘The Land of Lakes’. There is much to see and experience in the wilderness of Wilpattu and there are enough and more tour operators Sri Lanka that you will be able to find. But best is to find a place that is reputed for their excellent service and affordable prices such as Aitken Spence Travels.
Calling Wilpattu their home is a wonderful diversity of creatures that range from mammals, reptiles, avifauna and fish. Of all of these creatures, there are two that are the reason for Wilpattu’s international fame and they are the majestic Sri Lankan Leopard and the elusive Sloth Bear. Apart from these two you can see many other species of wildlife such as Asian Elephants, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Wild Pig, Water Buffalo and Mugger Crocodiles.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.