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Okanda Devalaya

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Yala, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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Stunning

It was awesome to see the beautiful landscape, lakes, elephants, and other flora and fauna. The... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Corine M
Excellent national park for water buffaloes

We did 1/2 day trip in the afternoon in order to see if we could spot a leopard, unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
haroon s
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Yala, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

It was awesome to see the beautiful landscape, lakes, elephants, and other flora and fauna. The guides and transport was very good.

Thank Corine M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We did 1/2 day trip in the afternoon in order to see if we could spot a leopard, unfortunately, this did not happen. Our guide and driver's upmost to see if we could spot a leopard but it seems that everybody was disappointed on the...More

Thank haroon s
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

a piece of Africa in Sri Lanka. Not too many animals (or I just had a bad luck or late afternoon is not the best time going there) but definiately worth seeing.

Thank Przemek S
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We ventured out when the park opened and it was still dark. It was enjoyable to see the dawn breaking over the jungle. On the jeep safari we saw a variety of animal life including a leopard. However, once the leopard was spotted in the...More

Thank BillandKathy27
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is the last approachable place in the Eastern province by Vehicle. (Beyond this are Kumana and Yala) From Panama (pronounced as Paanama) take kumana sanctuary road and you reach this place just before the Kumana National park. One period of the year (July) it...More

Thank Aadhes
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is an old Hindu Buddhist Temple. A place ro visit if you are around.You need an hour to go around.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Saw many animals, Leopard, Crocs, Water Buffalo, Elephants, Mongoose, Monkeys, Exotic Birds and Eagles, Jackals, Deer etc

Thank Davidfrost63
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Fabulous safari, go early and you are more likely to see Leopard, which we did. Elephants so close you could almost touch them, plus selection birds, crocodiles, boars, deer and buffalos.

Thank Margaret E
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

The park has a good mix of wildlife bur as we'd seen most at another Sri Lankan National park I was really hoping to spot a leopard at this one. Our tour group was in 6 jeeps and our drivers did not all follow the...More

Thank willid1952
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Situated on the Kumana Panama jungle path Okanda Devalaya is believed to be the location God Skanda first sailed into Sri Lanka in a golden boat. The boat, which was turned into a rock, still stands on the Okanda beach known to all as the...More

Thank rameskaran12345
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