The archaeological and historical heritage of Lahugala Kitulana National Park

Lahugala Kitulana National Park

Lahugala Kitulana National Park

Location The park lies in the basin of the Heda Oya, 10 miles (16 km) inland from the coastal town of Pottuvil in the Eastern province. The Pottuvil-Moneragala trunk road runs through the southeastern sector of the park.It is one of Sri Lanka’s smallest but most valuable conservation areas for elephants and endemic birds. Access The route from Colombo (198 miles/318 km) is the same as the approach to Yala East National Park. The routes fork off at Pelmadulla and meet again at Wellawaya, one going via Beragala and Koslanda and the other via Thimbolketiya, Udawalawe and Thanamalwila. The park office is situated at Lahugala. The area of the park is 1,554 ha. Cultural Heritage Nearby is the historic site of Magulmahavihara, built for the occasion of King Kavantissa’s marriage to Viharamaha Devi. Visitors and Visitor Facilities At present, accommodation can be found at Pottuvil and Augam Bay, 18 miles (23 km) from the park.

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