Sri Lanka hosts more than 5000 square kilometers of national parks in its small land area and big mammals call Sri Lanka home. Minneriya, Kaudulla and Udawalawa national parks make shelter for hundreds of Elephants. It is very popular to go by jeeps to see Elephants gathering. Yala and Wilpattu national parks are popular for their leopards and Yala specially is the most popular to sight the Sri Lanka sloth bear. Kumana and Bundala are popular bird sanctuaries where as the horton plains is popular for it’s rare fauna.
A favorite hot spot on the East Coast is Pigeon Island, one of only two marine national parks in Sri Lanka.
Currently Kitulgala has become synonymous with white-water rafting. When a person suggests that they go to Kitulgala a weekend of adventure which certainly would include some fabulous meals, a jungle walk and camping in the wild outdoors is what anybody thinks of!
The Sinharaja Rainforest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a designated biosphere Reserve located in the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka.