Maduru Oya National Park

Maduru Oya National Park-Sri Lanka

Image Courtesy |Anton Croos

Maduru Oya National Park was designed to protect the immediate catchments of five reservoirs developed under the Accelerated Mahaweli Development Programme. This is located 265km away from Colombo , in the districts of Ampara Buddulla and Polonnaruwa and spans the border between Eastern and Uva provinces. A community of Vedda people, the indigenous ethnic group of Sri Lanka lives within the park boundary in Henanigala. The topographic feature is the 8km long range of Rocky Mountains in the south west of the park. The area of park is 58,7850ha

Entrance to Maduru Oya National Park


The easiest route from Colombo is via Kurunegala, Dambulla, Habarana, Polonnaruwa and Manamitiya.




What to see in Maduru Oya National Park.

The park is an important for its rich wildlife which includes a variety of endemic species. It is reported that about 150-200 elephants live here. Apart from the elephants the mammals include sloth bear, leopard, water buffalo toque monkey , common langur, jackal , fishing cat , wild boar , Indian muntjac , spotted deer , sambar , porcupine , black-naped hare , Indian pangolin , squirrels, rats and mice.European otter Lutra lutra has also been reported in the park.

When to Visit Maduru Oya National Park?


February to October is the best period to visit the 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
VAT 15 %
School children Rs.10.00

 

  • 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)



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