Distance from Polonnaruwa – 9.3 km (10 minutes)
Flood Plains National Park is a national park situated in Polonnaruwa. It is one of the four national parks which fall under the Mahaweli River Development Project in Sri Lanka. Established on 7th August 1984, the Flood Plains National Park is situated along the Mahaweli flood plain and is hence considered to be an ideal feeding ground for elephants. The park also acts as an elephant corridor for the elephant migration between Wasgamuwa and Somawathiya national parks. Flood Plains National Park is operated and maintained by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka and is rich in a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Getting to Flood Plains National Park
From Polonnaruwa travel approximately 9.3 km along the Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway towards Mahasen Mawatha to reach the Flood Plains National Park.