Angammedilla National Park
Angammedilla National park is a primarily dry evergreen forest with a mix of wet zone and dry zone plants, situated in Polonnaruwa. This park is one of the new national parks in Sri Lanka established in 2006 which is under the Department of Wildlife Conservation governance.
The main aim of this park is to protect the drainage basins and catchment area of historic Parakrama Samudraya and irrigation tanks of Giritale and Minneriya irrigation tanks. Angammedilla National park is a small-scale forest, providing habitat for a large variety of flora and fauna.
The southern part of the park is bounded by Amban River which supplies water for Parakrama Samudraya and a mountain range stretches across the park from Girithale to Minneriya.
Sri Lankan elephant, Sri Lankan sambar deer, Indian muntjac, Sri Lankan axis deer, water buffalo, wild boar, and peafowl are commonly seen within the park. Sometimes Sri Lanka leopard, sloth bear, grizzled giant squirrel and Sri Lanka junglefowl are also seen. Spending time in this national park gives a soothing feeling and peaceful mind.
Exclusive wildlife safari at Angammedilla National Park will create a great opportunity to come across herds of wild elephants and 12th century relics and artifacts such as Angammedilla Gal Amuna (stone weir) which creates one of the main feeds to the Parakrama Samudraya, a mammoth reservoir credited to king Parakramabahu of Sri Lanka. This is a best place to experience the touch of nature and the flavour of Sri Lankan history.