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Category: National Parks
Yoga, wine and travel go together like, er, red, white and sparkling—and this luxury, boutique and beyond-the-ordinary travel experiences blog offers good advice on all three. This post highlights elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park, which is “quite possibly the best place in Sri Lanka to see elephants throughout the year”.
Condé Nast Traveller goes on safari in Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka—and sees lots of elephants!
If you want to see elephants in Sri Lanka, go to Udawalawe National Park, says Condé Nast Traveller—“they are everywhere”. Writes Mary Holland: “A female elephant shepherds her calf between her legs. It scurries beneath her belly, following her trunk and disappearing from my sight as they pass through the tall grass.
The amazing elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka ‘a stunning wildlife spectacle’
CNN Travel reports how Sri Lanka is “attracting truckloads of tourists from around the world to witness a stunning wildlife spectacle”. That spectacle is the yearly elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park, when “hundreds of elephants travel each year to the shores of an ancient reservoir”.
The rich biodiversity of a unique area inside one of Sri Lanka’s largest primary rainforests was a rich source of food and sustenance for local villages for generations. But when the Sinharaja Reserve became part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, villagers fell back on their own resources by creating ‘home gardens’.
The online Indian lifestyle magazine Verve is in no doubt: “Nowhere is life’s excellence, its fullness, its force and its music, its mystery, its damage and radiance more apparent than in Sri Lanka.” Acclaimed writer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi in praise for an experience that left his heart skipping a beat.
One of Sri Lanka’s most prized and protected landscapes is the historical and mysterious mountain at Ritigala, now one of only three Strict Natural Reserves on the island.
There is a rapidly growing niche for bird watching tourism in Sri Lanka, according to the experts gathered in Colombo for the recent International Conference on Bird, Biodiversity and Tourism (ICBBT) 2016.