Kaudulla National Park
Kaudulla – and its near-neighbour, Minneriya National Park – provides a migratory corridor for 10 per cent of Sri Lanka’s elephant population. Kaudulla sits at the heart of the Golden Triangle, making it easy to tick off within a cultural itinerary. It’s around 197 kilometres from Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. Sloths, deer, bear monkeys, small cats and more are all drawn here by the park’s large lake; Kaudulla is also famed for its diverse birdlife.