8 Things to Do in Ampara That You Shouldn't Miss

Ampara (Sinhalese: අම්පාර, Tamil: அம்பாறை) is the main town of Ampara District, governed by an Urban Council. It is located in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, about 360 km from the capital city of Colombo.

1. Kumana National Park

Ampara, Sri Lanka Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Kumana National Park

Reviewed By prabuddhaa2017 - Kandy, Sri LankaKandy, Sri Lanka

Kumana national park

Relatively smaller national park located in the eastern province, in continuation with yala national park. But cannot visit yala from Kumana without special permission. You have to hire a safari jeep from Arugambay or panama. Usually half a day is enough.

2. Gal Oya National Park - The Crossing

Inginiyagala, Ampara 32000, Sri Lanka Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
63%
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Gal Oya National Park - The Crossing

Reviewed By sreepathy p - deutschlanddeutschland

Beautiful National Park

We were here for the second time and had a lovely boat safari in the morning. Saw elephants and lots of birds.This is a very calming and relaxing experience.

3. Buddhangala Monastery

Buddhangala, Ampara 32000, Sri Lanka Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Buddhangala Monastery

Reviewed By DAYAFTERSACHI - Colombo, Sri LankaColombo, Sri Lanka

Historical Place

The Buddhangala Monastery lies deep in the jungles about 6 km off Ampara city.This area belonged to the Digamadulla Kingdom which was started by Prince Dighayu in the 4th century BC.Place was covered by thick jungle infested with wild animals.You can see

4. Rajagala

| Rajagala Road, Ampara, Sri Lanka Nature & Parks, Mountains
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Rajagala

Reviewed By sudeshi2016 - Matara, Sri LankaMatara, Sri Lanka

More than 2000 years old amazing place

Ancient ruins are spread over more than 1000 acres in the site. So you need to spend a day here to see maximum area. Minimum 4 hours. It's advisable to visit in early in the morning. Wild elephant may come in the evening, so you may leave from the site ea

5. Deegavapi Stupa

Akkaraipatthu Road, Ampara 32000, Sri Lanka Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Deegavapi Stupa

Reviewed By Charith B - Colombo, Sri LankaColombo, Sri Lanka

Amazing shrine hidden from the human touch

A very peaceful location with few human traces. The best road is the road from Ampara side. The other road from Baticcaloa side is not well maintained, 4 wheel road. We struggled a lot in that road and accessed to the venue, but the road from Ampara is ve

6. Lahugala Kitulana National Park

Kithulana, Ampara 32000, Sri Lanka Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
51%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
25%
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12%
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4 based on 8 reviews

Lahugala Kitulana National Park

Reviewed By Hemal M - Gampaha, Sri LankaGampaha, Sri Lanka

Kithulana - Smallest national park in Sri Lanka.

This par is an important habitat for Sri Lanka n Elephants and birds. Lahugala, Kithulana and Sengamuwa reservoirs boarder this national park. It also boarder the Heda oya. This has been designed as a Wild life sanctuary in 1966 and upgraded to national p

7. Crocodile Rock

Ampara, Sri Lanka Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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5 based on 4 reviews

Crocodile Rock

Reviewed By Jaganban

Crocodile rock

The name crocodile rock is quite misleading as crocodiles are nowhere to be seen. But view of the ocean is great from here. Bring some snacks and enjoy the beach. Although water of the ocean is very clear here as it is less crowded.

8. Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya

Monoragala _ Pottuvil Road, Ampara 32500, Sri Lanka Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya

Reviewed By 1LifeStand - Colombo, Sri LankaColombo, Sri Lanka

The largest wedding of all time?!

This temple is built by King Kavanthissa in the 2nd Century BC at the location he married princess Vihara Maha Devi. Kavanthissa the father of the great Sinhalese King Dutugemunu.The foundations of the “Magul Maduwa” where the wedding ceremony took place

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