Location: Central Province | Sri Lanka
Nearest City: Nuwara Eliya
Nearest Airport: Bandaranayake Airport
Coordinates: 6°58′00″N 80°46′38″E
Area: 27 hectares (0.10 sq mi)
Established: 1938 (Sanctuary) 2006 (National park)
Governing Body: Department of Wildlife Conservation
Country: Sri Lanka | South Asia
Most Popular: Birds Watching, Lepoards
Where is It?
Galway’s Land National Park is a small national park in Sri Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya district that was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. Galway’s Land was designated as a national park in 2006. The park was established to protect the montane habitats. The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka believes Nuwara Eliya’s Victoria Park and Galway’s Land to be two of the most important birding areas in Sri Lanka.
Galway’s Land is home to 20 uncommon migrating bird species as well as 30 local species, as well as buffalo, wild boar, barking deer, and other wildlife. Aside from the avifauna, the park is home to numerous floral species, both native and exotic.
Best Time To Visit
Any time is possible however, during October to March is the best.
Wildlife You Might See
Wild Species knowledge is quite sparse, and therefore represents a significant opportunity for any future researcher to investigate the area and conduct ecological research in order to determine the presence of wild species in the area. If anyone is interested, please share your findings with us so that we may incorporate them into this page in order to educate our future generation.
The average annual temperature in Nuwara Eliya is 19.1 °C | 66.5 °F. The rainfall here is around 2550 mm | 100.4 inch per year.
Fauna & Flora
The field ornithology group of Sri Lanka considers Galway’s land national park and Nuwara Eliya’s Victoria park to be the two most important birding destinations in Sri Lanka. Every year, approximately 30 native bird species and approximately 20 unusual bird species migrate. This park contains many floral species that are highly valued in both foreign and native countries.
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