Kumana National Park
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Bird enthusiasts would love this place without a doubt.
Kumana is well known for its wildlife and more so for its migratory and indigenous bird population. Sightings of changeable hawk eagles, painted and rare black necked storks, egrets, godwits, ibis and many more are possible by the many lagoons, and reflected in eyes of curious, wandering jackals.
While on safari, watch out for the elephants, spotted, and sambhur deer. They too are quite active around watering holes like the Kumana Villu swamp, and in pockets of lush foliage.
Kumana is situated in the eastern district of Ampara and is 12km south of Arugam Bay. There is a turn off just before the town of Panama, which leads to the National Park.
|Price:||Locals: Rs 40 (adults), Rs 20 (children); Foreigners: USD 10 (adults), USD 5 (children); Rs 250 (vehicle entrance charge); VAT and service charge|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6am–4pm|