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Royal Botanicals Gardens
Royal Botanical Gardens with its rich history dating back to 1371 and a collection of more than 500 rarities of Orchids, Spices, medicinal Plants and palms, is located in Peradeniya , approximately 4km from Kandy.

Horton Plains
Horton Plains is a place for the adventurous to go hiking, biking or camping. it boasts of a picturesque landscape, cool climate and astonishing bio diversity.

Yala is the most popular National Park in the country with a wide variety of wild animals as well as the highest leopard densities in the world. The park is rich in bird life and around 130 species have been recorded.

Sinharaga is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the  few surviving  rain forests in the world of which the astounding bio diversity blends in uniquely with endemic flora and fauna.

Kumana Bird sanctuary is well known  for its wild life especially for the migratory birds. painted storks, herons, egrets,  Indian darters and little cormorants are prominent among these migratory birds.

Kaudulla National park is located in the Polonnaruwa District. Historically Kaudulla was one of the 16 irrigation tanks built by King Mahasen. Today it harbors a variety of plant and animal life and is an important bird sanctuary as well.

Wasgamuwa is the only National park in the central province, declared as a protected area where Sri Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds. it is also an important Bird Area in Sri Lanka.

Wilpattu National park is located north of Puttalam. Leopards, spotted deer, elephants, wild bare, sloth bears and crocodiles found in this fairly thick dry some jungle area.

Pinnawala  is home to almost 100 elephant offering valuable photo opportunities of baby elephants. quaffing milk and some of the largest elephant bathing spectacles. This elephant orphanage  is only a short drive from Kandy.


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