Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka
. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo). The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level
. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks
in Sri Lanka.
We stayed at Wilpattu House Cottages / Bungalow http://www.wilpattuhouse.com/ which is an isolated tranquil, rustic no frills nature stay and similar to homestay. It is located by the Wilpattu National Park entrance at Eluwankulam, on the Puttalam-Mannar Road.