Kaudulla National Park Safari
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What you should know
There are various modes of transport that one can take to reach Kaudulla National Park. The nearest domestic airport to the national park is Sigiriya Airport at a distance of around 40 km. It takes around one hour via private cab. Galoya Junction Railway Station is the nearest rail head which is at a distance of 7 km and one will take around 25 minutes to reach the national park from here. One can take public buses or hire a private taxi from any major city of Sri Lanka to reach the Kaudulla National Park.
A guide can perfectly gauge where the greatest concentrations of elephants are at any given time as these beasts migrate between various parks.
You don't need to train up for this activity.
The best months to visit are July, August, September, October, November
We recommend the above period because you would have the best chance of spotting the famous ‘elephant gathering’ around the water reservoir (especially in the late afternoons).
Early morning safaris are generally best for watching birds and late afternoon for elephants. A full day safari is covers both Minneriya and Kaudulla national park.