Galoya National Park- Sri Lanka
Galoya National Park is situated in the southeast of Sri Lanka and to the west of Ampara. This was established with the intention of protecting the catchment areas of Senanayake Samudraya and several other reservoirs. The elevation of the park varies from 30 m to about 900 m Danigala, Nilgala, and Ulpotha are the mountains of the park. Rain is received during the North-eastern monsoon. Bird’s Island in the reservoir is an island used by birds for nesting. Danigala was the home to the Henebadde Veddas.( minority indigenous group of people in Sri Lanka).A rock near the Henebedde cave contains Brahmi inscriptions.
Access to Galoya National Park.
You can reach Gal Oya National Park via Ratnapura, Pelmadulla, Udawalawe, Thanamalwila, Wellawaya, Moneragala and then north from Siyambalanduwa to Inginiyagala.
What to see in Galoya National Park?
45% of the park is covered by evergreen forest and 33% is taken up by savanna areas. Galoya National Parki is a sanctuary to 32 species of terrestrial mammals. Including Langur endemic Toque Macaque Leopard sloth, Elephant , Wild Boar, three species of deer and Water Buffalo . About 150 of Sri Lanka 's 430 species of birds have been observed in this region.
Best time to visit Galoya National Park
Best time to visit Gal Oya National Park is from March to July. During this period you can see elephants swimming from one island to another island in the great Senanayaka Samaudra reservoir.
Charge for Visiting Gal Oya National Park
|Category of Persons||Applicable Fee per Person|
|Day Visit||Overnight Visit|
|Local adult or locally resident adult||Rs.40.00||Rs.80.00 per day|
|Foreign adult||10.00 U.S. Dollars or its equivalent in Sri Lanka rupees||20.00 U.S. Dollars or its equivalent in Sri Lanka rupees|
|Local child or locally resident child(6-12 yrs)||Rs.20.00||Rs.40.00 per day|
|Foreign child (6-12yrs)||5.00 U.S. Dollars or its equivalent in Sri Lanka rupees||10.00 U.S. Dollars or its equivalent in Sri Lanka rupees|
|Service Charge||8.00 U.S. Dollars or its equivalent in Sri Lanka rupees||–||–|
|Vehicle Fee – Jeep/Car/Van/Bus||Rs. – 250/125/250/650||–||–|
- *Please note that the above Park fees are charged by the Department of Wildlife Conservation Sri Lanka. Contact us in case you need to know other charges(Safari, Lodging etc)