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Kaudulla National Park

#2 of 14 things to do in Habarana Features Animals
Habarana | Anuradhapura road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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3 weeks ago
“Heaps of elephants,”
21 Apr 2017
“"Want to see Elephants? This is the place to visit."”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Habarana | Anuradhapura road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yala is such a better place than this. Kaudulla for us was such a rip off and what we saw at Yala was tenfold.

Thank IrishOzBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great jeep tour of the park in the afternoon. My son counted about 140 elephants that day. We got to see them closeup and there weren't too many other jeeps in April. Standing in the open top jeep, observing the elephants was amazing. Saw a...More

Thank Danni-NZ
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It is beautiful forest filled with greenary and wild animals. There are elephants,deers,peacocks,jackals and different kinds of birds. If you want to see lot of elephants you should go early morning. Take water. While travellin in the safari jeep beware of the branches.

1  Thank nemma2014
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited the park on 14th April 2017. The jeep driver was knowledgeable and fairly careful in his driving. The park was not very crowded compared to Yala NP standards. Basic facilities at the entrance was acceptable though the park management could do a better...More

1  Thank TerenceArachchi
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had a lovely time here. Only a small park but plenty of birds and absolutely loads of elephants. You can get quite close to them should you so wish. Not a lot of people around. Really good for bird watching.

1  Thank lunislu
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our tour though Kaudulla NP by Jeep was one of the highligts of our trip throuhg Sri Lanka! We have never seen that many elephants at once, being so close. WE coud have watched them feeding grass so peaceful for ages! There ware also little...More

1  Thank s0nyfra
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is how to see elephants in Sri Lanka! Do not ride them or visit the so-called orphanages. Here are elephants in the wild... with babies! The views are amazing and the drivers know all the great places to catch more than a glimpse of...More

Thank Aeswyn
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had an open top jeep and one of the official Park rangers as a guide. It was really excellent. Saw loads of elephants including babies. Great bird life and various turtles, bison etc.

1  Thank Joandgraham
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon at Kaudulla! Saw so many elephants in the wild, it was quite a sight! Many colorful birds as well and beautiful scenery.

Thank 3hearts
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This was one on the hi-lights of our trip to Polonnaruwa. The jeep driver new where to go and we ended up getting very close to wild elephants. During the 3 hour safari we have seen over hundreds elephants. Well worth the trip.

Thank 24MJ2001
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Clare K
How long do the elephants remain in this park? We are visiting Sri Lanka at the beginning of November....will they still be there? Any suggestions on how best to see them? Thanks in advance
10 September 2016|
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Clare K
How long do the elephants remain in this park? We are visiting Sri Lanka at the beginning of November....will they still be there? Any suggestions on how best to see them? Thanks in advance
10 September 2016|
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Response from spuddybike | Reviewed this property |
I think they will be going south by then.
Diego A
Hi everyone! We are a backpackers couple willing to see some elephants in its Habitat. The tour you are all talking about sounds amazing. May I ask you how much did you pay for it? The evening one? Did you book from Habarana or from Dambulla? Thank you very much!
28 June 2016|
Response from gamkula2017 | Reviewed this property |
I hired a 4WD Jeep, for my family of 3, near the Habarana Cinnamon Lodge hotel. The total cost was Sri Lanakan Rupees. 3500 (about US$24). The drivers may try to charge more, with offers starting from Rs.10,000. There are... More