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Wasgamuwa is well known for its abundant wildlife population, wilderness setting and home of several interesting ancient sites.
Wasgamuwa is well known for its abundant wildlife population, wilderness setting and home of several interesting ancient sites. Wasgamuwa is distinguished from other parks by having a full complement of predators of which bears are particularly noteworthy. Ecological research undertaken in the park suggests that the density of bears in Wasgamuwa is probably higher than anywhere else in Sri Lanka. Wasgamuwa located in the district of Matale, between Polnnaruwa and Habarana, 225 km away from Colombo, Wasgamuwa is the best place to observe Elephants. The nearest large town is Polonnaruwa, 10 km from the northern boundary. The best time to enjoy the sight of large herds is during November to May. In the rest of the year the elephants tend to migrate to nearby Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks. Other wildlife includes Purple faced langur monkeys, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer, buffalo and rarely sighted leopards and sloth bears. Among the reptiles are water monitor, mugger crocodile, estuarine crocodile and python. Riverstone located approximately 30 km from the Matale town, when travelling on Matale Girandurukotte road, rather windy with quite a few hairpins turns but in good condition, offers great views all around with a mini worlds end, much less travelled by mainstream tourists. Climatic conditions here are very similar to Horton plains with the addition of having two great waterfalls “Sera Ella” and “Bambarakiri Ella”, both of which are a site for sore eyes, don’t forget to relax on the rock seats of “Sera Ella” relishing the cold misty spray of water on your face and Thelgamu Oya offers a great site for a dip in crystal clear but chilly water.
After breakfast Leave Colombo and proceed to Wasgamuwa via Knuckles region. Arrive at Riverstone area and enjoy botanical environmental beauty with the backdrop of Knuckles Range and visit Pitawala Pathana and Small Worlds End. Have a River Bath in Thelgamu Oya at Illukkumbura. Arrive at Wasgamuwa and check-in at the hotel. Take dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Leave Hotel early morning for a half day safari at Wasgamuwa with picnic breakfast. After come back to the hotel take Lunch at the hotel the rest of the day relax at the hotel take dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast pick you up at the hotel and return to Colombo via Naula and drop you off to the hotel in colombo