Galway's Land National Park, Nuwara Eliya

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Galway's Land National Park is a small 27 ha (0.10 sq mi) national park, consisting of dense montane forest. It is located within the city limits of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, approximately 2 km (1 mi) east of the city centre. It was formally declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 27 May 1938. The Galway's Land was elevated to national park status on 18 May 2006. The park was declared to conserve the montane ecosystems. Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka considers that Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya and Galway's Land are two of the most significant birding sites in Sri Lanka. Galway's Land harbours about 20 rare migrant bird species and 30 native species. Apart from the avifauna, the park has valuable floral species of both native and foreign origin. Galway Forest Lodge is located close to the park.
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  • Very expensive overpriced walk true forest. There is nothing to see. Do not go there. It is waste of money. Go rather to some free trail around. 
    Very expensive overpriced walk true forest. There is nothing to see. Do not go there. It is waste of money. Go rather to some free trail around.  more »
  • This is the BIGEST ripoff in the whole of Sri Lanka. We were charged over 6,000 srp (£20.00) to enter a park that has nothing in it to be seen, they advertise it as a park where you will see an... 
    This is the BIGEST ripoff in the whole of Sri Lanka. We were charged over 6,000 srp (£20.00) to enter a park that has nothing in it to be seen, they advertise it as a park where you will see an...  more »
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  • It's a national park situated within the city limits of Nuwraeliya. Famous park specially among the bird photographers to photograph some uncommon birds. But for me haven’t seen much other than the jungle fowl. Ticket price is like Rs 370 per head. It's a 2Km walk around the park & you don't see many people coming to the park. Good for a early morning walk.
  • It's a great place to go for a quick trail near by Nuwaraeliya Town. Trail 1 is 850m, Trail 2 is 1000m. Total walk is around 2km. Lot of varieties of trees, plants, very rare to see animals but I was lucky to see 2 junglefowls.

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