In the Hambantota District, Southern Province of the Island, a national park named Bundala is located. The park is in the Tissamaharam road, Hambantota which is nearly 248km far from the capital city, Colombo.
At start the national park area was declared as a wildlife sanctuary and then later in 1993 it was declared as a National park. The park declared as the 4th Biosphere reserve of Sri Lanka by UNESCO in 2005 and in 1991 selected as the first Ramsar wetland site in Sri Lanka. Because of the existence of dry zone climate, the park is filled with flora and fauna very well. It was recorded in a survey as that, more than 380 species of flora and 320 species of fauna are available in the Bundala national park. The park is governed by the Department of wildlife conservation and they consider some conservation measures such as maintaining the water quality, maintaining the habitat for the flora & fauna.
As the park is internationally famous, tourists from all around are more common here.