North Western
6.73 km2 (6.46 sq mi)
189 KM


Evergreen forests inlaid with countless sand-rimmed lakes greet you at Wilpattu. These hundred-odd lakes are the result of natural depressions that were filled with rainwater. Located 185 km north of Colombo, it is known for being the country’s largest national park.


Travel to Wilpattu Take the Colombo-Chilaw Main Road and continue straight on the Puttalam road. Turn left at the Adlene Vitharana Memorial Statue and continue on the Wilpattu Road.

  • Airport
  • Negombo
  • Dankotuwa
  • Marawila
  • Madampe
  • Chilaw
  • Bangadeniya
  • Madurankuli
  • Palaviya
  • Kalpitiya

Wilpattu National Park Spanning a total of over 130,000 ha of forestland, Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park. The biggest draws are its sloth bears & leopards besides the spotted deer, wild pigs, the endemic Jungle fowl & the barking deer. The best time to visit the park would be between February to October, although it is open for visitors all year round.


Kudirimalai Point The Kudirimalai Point, Located within the national park, marks a sit of both historical and cultural importance. The site is believed to be the place where King Vijaya landed in Sri Lanka – and it is his alliance with the island’s queen that gave rise to the Sinhalese people.


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Leopard Trails Wilpattu

This one is for the wildlife enthusiasts – a stay that packs in jungle safaris, lake cruises, bush walks, a taste of the local cuisine, and more into the experience. Join Leopard Trails and its dedicated team committed to their passion for the wild, for an adventure in Sri Lanka’s wilderness.

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Wilpattu Corridor

Make the most of your visit to Wilpattu with a stay at Wilpattu Corridor. From your treehouse, you would be able to see the forest come alive with the night time activity of its inhabitants. If you are lucky, you might get to spot elephants, too!

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Thamaravila is 7 acres of undisturbed tranquillity and peace amidst woods and lakes, just 15 minutes away from the Wilpattu forest. Book your stay in their thatched tented chalets, from where you can get a clear view of the surroundings. While you are here, don’t forget to check out their collection of books and classic films.

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Mahoora Tented Safari Camps

The Mahoora Tented Safari Camp experience is curated for those nature lovers who are greatly conscious of their impact on the environment. Enjoy a zero-carbon stay, while you enjoy the convenience of a comfortable and spacious bedroom complete with a large living area and private en suite bathroom in your tent.

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