Wasgamuwa national park has some interesting archaeological sites !
The Wasgamuwa National Park is about 50 km northeast of Kandy and 10 km south of Polonnaruwa, in the centre of the island. The park was initiated in 1907 and converted into a nature reserve in 1938. It acquired the status of a national park in 1984.
If you are travelling around Dambulla, Wasgamuwa with its 40,000 hectares of forest, savannah and swamps can offer a variety of experiences to take home as it is one of the richest places on the island with a fairly sizeable population of large mammals like wild elephants, wild buffaloes, leopards, wild boars and bears. There are also many varieties of reptiles, birds and crocodiles. Encounters with elephants and on the tracks between the lush vegetation are a common treat to the visitor.
For the culturally oriented visitor, the archaeological sites near Buduruwayaya in the south-western part of the park, where the Amban River and the Kalu River meet, can prove very interesting provided you take time to discover them.
What can you expect to spot?
Easily: Elephants, Buffalo, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Langur, Ceylon Junglefowl, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Brown-capped Babbler and Bluefaced Malkoha.
If you use your senses: Mongoose, Civet, Slender Loris, Jackal, Lesser Adjutant and Grey-headed Fisheagle.
If you are lucky: Leopards, Sloth Bears and Brown Fish Owl.