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Address: Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

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Wasgamuwa - Elephants Home

Approximately 40Km northeast from Kandy.The park proberbly contain more wildlife than others , has more diversity

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I saw a lot different kinds of beautiful birds, mongoose, deer, crocodiles end elephants :) 2 adult males; a jonger male and 2 smaller herds (not in dry season). The national park has much less touriststhan other national park. This is a good thing because you really feel like your in nature and not in a crowded safari. There is... More 

Thank 340tina
Warsaw, Poland
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Visited this park in Feb 2016. This park is on the outskirts of strict touristic area and unfortunately roads are nit so good thus not many tourists reach to this park. So it was our jeep apart from another french friend of ours from Lyon. We saw many different animals including Crocodiles, Buffalos and many elephants in groups. You could... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We camped inside the national park and i must say the experience was fantastic! We spotted so many birds and i managed to click some amazing shots! The elephants were an absolute pleasure to observe! The park wasnt crowded with crazy safari jeeps and we felt like we had the whole place to our selves.

3 Thank Anushka F
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This wild animal sanctuary is NOT a zoo, and that is what makes the experience a trip of a lifetime.You can see many Sri Lankan animals & endemic birds in Sri Lanka.You can see the big elephants too.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Approximately 40Km northeast from Kandy.The park proberbly contain more wildlife than others , has more diversity

2 Thank uniqueviewSL
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great elephants. I got to wash one with a coconut husk. Don't use the toilets though. Its wonderful to see the elephants in their natural habitat. You get to feed an elephant with a big milk bottle too.

2 Thank cm15432
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice place one of the best places, sooo relax and quiet, very less crude and more elephant and birds can see.

3 Thank Madushka
Tokyo, Japan
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

On a good day...you will see many elephants, on a bad day....nothing.....take your food....if the river is calm....have a bath....protect your food from monkeys.....

4 Thank Sivasuriam
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great place to see wild life :) If you are lucky enough you might be able to see 50-60 elephants in one place. Definitely this would be ideal place to go safari as well. Not only wild elephants you can see many other wild animals as well.

1 Thank SriLanka T
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I visited after the rain on a week day everything was green and beautiful only about three vehicles inside the park was very lucky to see elephants,deer,crocodile ,many birds and many peacock dance,i have always enjoyed my visits to Wasgamuwa since it's not very crowded a park you must visit

1 Thank lakshmanisaac

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