314 km from Colombo to the South East of the island, the Gal Oya National Park in Sri Lanka was established in 1954, serving as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. Make the most of boat safaris over what we believe to be Sri Lanka’s most stunning reservoir. Four protected areas and 63,000 hectares of land are connected in this National Park. Sightings of a resident elephant herd are frequent throughout the year, and the real magic lies in seeing them swim between islands. Other inhabitants include Axis Deer, Muntjac, Water Buffalo, Sambar, Leopard, Toque Monkey, Wild Boar, Mugger Crocodile and Star Tortoise. Gal Oya is also home to over a 150 species of birds and rare medicinal plants used in Ayurveda medicine.
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Miguel Cunat is a Partner of Sri Lanka In Style founded in 2005 to provide visitors with insightful, engaging experiences in his adopted homeland. Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as Sri Lanka’s Top Travel Specialist, and recently featured on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List.