Kumana National Park
- Address: Ampara Sri Lanka
- Phone: +94-112888585
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Family And Kids
Overview of Kumana National Park
Perched adjacent to the Kiragalla Bay in the Indian Ocean, the Kumana National Park is also referred to as the Yala East National Park. Sprawling across an area of a whopping 35,664 hectares this park calls all those who have interest in the wildlife. You can get to see a wide array of birds, some reptiles, and mammals. This attraction is considered to be one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka with kids owing to the sheer delight they are bound to be struck by when here.
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How to Reach Kumana National Park
- By car
- By motorbike
- By tuktuk
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54.05% of people who visit Ampara include Kumana National Park in their plan
30% of people start their Kumana National Park visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kumana National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kumana National Park
Kumana National Park Reviews & Ratings
Expected more but we were just unlucky. Obviously can't be guaranteed to see any animals, we saw some elephants and crocodiles from far away and the journey was a long one but our driver was helpful and always pointed out any animal he saw.
Amazing place to visit here and had a great safari experience. Better time for safari morning 6.00 am oR evening 3.00 pm.
Go early morning to spot cheetas and other exotic animals
Kumana national park is a spectacular site for bird watchers and wild life photographers.
Kumana National Park in Sri Lanka is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. The park is 391 kilometres (243 mi) southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast. Kumana is contiguous with Yala National Park. Kumana was formerly known as Yala East National Park, but changed to its present name on 5th September 2006. The park was closed from 1985 to March 2003 because of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam) attacks. It was also affected by the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. Physical features Kumbukkan Oya forms the southern boundary of the national park. Some 20 lagoons and tanks support the extensive birdlife of the national park. The lagoons are shallow with depths less than 2 metres (6.6 ft). Kumana villu is subject to occasional inundation with seawater. The elevation of the area ranges from sea level to 90 metres (300 ft). The mean annual temperature is 27.30 °C (81.14 °F) and the area receives 1,300 millimetres (51.18 in) of annual rainfall. Flora The park's wetland areas are surrounded by dry zone tropical thorn forest. The inland forest's flora is dominated by Manilkara hexandra (Sinhalese "palu"), Hemicyclea sepieria, Bauhinia racemosa, Cassia fistula ("ehela"), Chloroxylon swietenia ("burutha"), and Salvadora persica species. The dominant tree of the Kumana villu is Sonneratia caseolaris, while Typha angustifolia is the dominant reed. Terminalia arjuna trees dominate the riverine forests along the Kumbukkan Oya. The common aquatic plants of the swamp are colourful Ludwigia spp., Nelumbo nucifera, Nymphaea pubescens, Aponogeton spp. and Neptunia oleracea.