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Hurulu Forest Reserve


The edge of the Hurulu reservoir it has best known protected area, Located 181km away from Colombo Hurulu Forest Reserve (Hurulu Eco Park). Sri Lanka designated as a biosphere reserve in January 1977. The forest reserve is an important habitat of the Sri Lankan Elephants and Birds. Hurulu forest reserve represents Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests. Before nominated as a Forest reservoir this area consisted with a teak tree, but now it’s transformed into a forest. These talks are favorable to Elephants.

Now the park covers an area of 10,000 hectares, but there are plans for expansion. The area open to visitors is a drive of around 22 km from the Habarana end. There are four waterways that run through the park and their sources are streams that have sprung up and joined. Some are connected to the Hurulu Wewa. Thus, the park has been named Hurulu Eco Park as all wildlife here is sustained through these waters. The waterways that run through the Hurulu Eco Park are invaluable to the many elephants.

Now the park covers an area of 10,000 hectares, but there are plans for expansion. The area open to visitors is a drive of around 22 km from the Habarana end. There are four waterways that run through the park and their sources are streams that have sprung up and joined. Some are connected to the Hurulu Wewa. Thus, the park has been named Hurulu Eco Park as all wildlife here is sustained through these waters. The waterways that run through the Hurulu Eco Park are invaluable to the many elephants.






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