Wasgamuwa National Park
Wasgamuwa National Park dates back to 1938 when it was designated a nature reserve; an area of riverine forests and grasslands. This is one of few protected areas where large herds of elephants can be seen and also one of the most important bird areas in Sri Lanka. Sudu Kanda or White Mountain is the highest point, at 470 metres. In addition to the abundance of wildlife, the park has many archaeological remains, including ancient water tanks and irrigation canals, and the site of a former battleground. The park is situated 225 kilometres away from Colombo.