Gal Oya National Park
You could spot and photograph some beautiful butterfly varieties as well. The endemic Lesser Albatross is one of the most popular species in the Gal Oya Valley National Park.
Gal Oya National Park is the most special place to spot swimming elephants, in the Senanayake Reservoir. A great experience while staying at Gal Oya National Park and seeing these magnificent animal species swim from one island to another at Senanayake Samudra Lake, which is known to be the only place in Sri Lanka where elephants are seen swimming. This elephant crossing at Gal Oya takes place roughly from March to July, when herds of Sri Lankan elephants’ swim across the Senanayake Reservoir.
Other than that, Gal Oya National Park camping, and eco-tourism are other popular activities that many visitors go after. There are a few campings, lodges, and glamping sites at the Gal Oya National Park, which will make your experience at Gal Oya even more amazing. We recommend staying at least 2 nights in this area, where the phone and WIFI signals are low, to fully immerse yourself in the amazing nature of Gal Oya.