Galway's Land National Park

Galway's Land National Park

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Timings : 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : LKR 1490

Galway's Land National Park, Nuwara Eliya Overview

Located at a distance of 3km from the Nuwara Eliya, The Galway's Land National Park is one of the few well-known national parks in the city, even if it is one of the smallest ones. The park consists of many exotic birds and animals, coexisting to form biodiversity. The park opens up early in the morning to aid birdwatchers.

It is a 57-hectare park that has more than 30 species of birds, many other local animal species, and many different plant species. The park was declared as a National Park in the year 2006, but it was established, as a wildlife sanctuary, long back in 1938. The national park is situated within the central city of Nuwara Eliya, at the Havelock road, in the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

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Tips

Some things to remember while visiting the Galway's Land National Park are:
  1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you may have to do a lot of exploration. 
  2. Do not throw litter anywhere in the park. Keep it clean.
  3. It is recommended to carry a pair of good binoculars to spot birds at a distance. 
  4. For all the budding photographers, this is a perfect place to put your skills to use. Get your cameras and start clicking!

Entry Fee

The entry fees for the Galway's Land National Park is LKR 1490.

Best Time To Visit Galway's Land National Park

The migratory birds generally arrive during the North-east monsoon season. So tourists are advised to visit around the same time to watch these exotic birds.

Flora

The park is covered with beautiful flowering plants, and huge trees, hence forming a brilliant habitat for the wildlife there. There are both local and foreign species of plants in the Galway's Land National Park. Although very little information is available about the specific plant species thriving there, it is highly recommended to get a local guide who can give you the information needed.

Fauna

The Galway's Land National Park is known for the numerous bird species, either thriving locally or migrating down there. It is a popular spot amongst birdwatchers, for spotting rare and exotic species of birds. Apart from the birds, many local species of animals like the Waterhog, the mouse deer, the barking deer, the wild boar, etc. are also found here.

History

The Galway's Land National Park was initially given the title of a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. Later on, it was declared a National Park in the year 2006. It was also announced as a conserve to a montane ecosystem. Now, it is one of the famous spots for watching rare migratory birds.

How To Reach Galway's Land National Park

Galway's Land National Park is within the city limits. So the best option to reach the National Park is hiring a tuk-tuk.

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