History records that Kaudulla was among the 16 irrigation tanks constructed by King Mahasen. Currently however this impressive landscape is a nature reserve that is home to a large contingency of mammals, reptiles, birds and what not. If you are searching for resorts in Sri Lanka to stay at, think no further than Aliya Resort & Spa. Featuring among the most sought after of hotels in Sigiriya, travellers can indulge in an adventure of its surroundings of which the Kaudulla National Park holds a special place.
Opened in 2002, the Kaudulla National Park falls under the purview of the Department of Wildlife Conservation and leads travellers on scenic safaris that would be hard to say ‘No’ to. Its 6900 hectares of lush greenery make it a wonderful escapade for those who yearn for all-round adventure. The month of September would be a great time to capture sights of the Sri Lankan elephant as it arrives in Kaudulla in search of food and water. The wild boar, leopard and gray slender loris too can be spotted as one lies in wait for one’s favourite species. The Kaudulla tank is one such oasis where birds flock to in their numbers. The spot-billed pelican and the Indian black turtle are some of the species that reside in and around its refreshing waters. The city of Polonnaruwa is the closest to the park and travellers can also choose to uncover the archaeological marvels of this famed area.

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