Kumana is one of the most important bird nesting and breeding grounds in Sri Lanka. 255 species of birds have been recorded in the national park. Kumbukkan Oya forms the southern boundary of the national park. Some 20 lagoons and tanks support the extensive birdlife of the national park. The lagoons are shallow with depths less than 2 meters (6.6 ft.). Kumana villu is subject to occasional inundation with seawater. The elevation of the area ranges from sea level to 90 meters (300 ft.). The mean annual temperature is 27.30 °C (81.14 °F) and the area receives 1,300 millimeters (51.18 in) of annual rainfall.
The Kumana area is part of an ancient civilization that goes back to the 3rd century BC. Rock inscriptions belonging to the 2nd and 1st centuries BC have also been found in the region. The Kumana National Park lies on the route of the traditional annual foot Pilgrimage to the Hindu temple at Kataragama. Both Tamil and Sinhalese communities take part in this pilgrimage. The number of birds observed in the national park has fallen in recent years. Environmentalists and wildlife lovers have expressed their concern over a road planned to be constructed from Kirinda to Panama which will run along the coastline of the park.
The park Office located in Okande and in hrere you should buy a permit and Guide before enter the park.
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Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama
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The Oasis Hotel
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Tel : 0472220650
Shangri-la S Hambantota Resort & Spa
Sittrakala Watta, Chithragala, Ambalantota
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Wila Safari Hotel
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Kahandamodara, Ranna, Tangalle
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Chaaya Wild Yala
P. O. Box. 01, Kirinda, Tissamaharama
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Elephant Reach Hotel
Yala Junction, Kirinda Tissamaharama.
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Tel : 0117388965
Kataragama Road, Thissamaharama.
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Tangalle Bay Hotels
Mahawela Road, Pallikkuduwa, Tangalle.
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Tel : 0472240346
No. 35 Mahadeira, Yodakandiya, Tissamaharama
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Hotel Eva Lanka
Hotel Eva Lanka, Tangalle Road, Tangalle.
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Hotel Tamarind Tree
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Peacock Beach Hotel Ltd
Tissa Road, Hambantota
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Palm Paradise Cabanas
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