Rent a tuktuk in Udawalawe, Sri Lanka!


Udawalawe is a geographically small town in the Southern part of the Rathnapura district, and fairly closer to the Hambantota and Monaragala districts as well. This town accommodates the world-renowned Udawalawe National Park, and its major population of wild Asian elephants and amazing biodiversity has attracted many tourists around the world.

Sights in Udawalawe

Elephant Transit Home

Situated within the Udawalawe National Park this transit home was set up in 1995, with the sole purpose of rehabilitating orphaned elephants to eventually be released to the wild. You are not allowed to make any interaction with the wild elephants but can enjoy watching them at their feeding time. The entrance fee is Rs.500 per person. You can find this location here

Sankapala Raja Maha

This majestic temple stands strong in a beautiful rocky mountain and is serene and beautiful with monks meditating inside peacefully. It’s definitely worth the trip climbing this rock as it awaits the most amazing view from the top. You can find the location here.

Waulpane Ella Falls

This 45m waterfall is formed inside a prehistoric limestone cave that is 135m in length, which according to Sri Lankan and French scientists back in 1960 mentioned it’s 500 billion years old. To visit this waterfall click here.

Udawalawe National Park

A hotspot to witness wild elephants and their activities, it is one of the National Parks which you can enjoy without having to see a lot of jeeps moving around. To check this National Park click here.

Food & Drinks

The Garlic Udawalawe 

Set up in a small but cozy environment, this restaurant opens up for great Sri Lankan and Chinese food at fair prices. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Bath Gedere

A restaurant built similar to a small home which also represents the name in Sinhala as “Gedere”. You will find authentic Sri Lankan rice and curry along with other western dishes as well. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Ice Burger Family restaurant

A small family restaurant with anything from Pizza to rice and curry. Amazing setting with ample of parking. It would cost about $10 per person to dine at this restaurant. For the location of the restaurant click here.


Jungle Paradise

Located just 18 minutes away from the Udawalawe river, Jungle Paradise offers poolside villas for your comfort. They also organize safari facilities to the Udawalawe National park. It would cost $64 per night for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.

Hotel Le Green 

Rated for their clean and peaceful environment along with great hospitality, Hotel Le Green offers comfortable accommodation with great amenities and also different activities around Udawalawe. It would cost between $35 – $45 per night for two people. For the location to the hostel click here

The Countryside Udawalawe

The Countryside is situated a few minutes away from the Udawalawe reservoir. They offer great villas for your needs to have an enjoyable time in Udawalawe. They will also help you organize jeep safaris to the Udawalawe National Park through them. For the location of the resort click here.

The Leaf Udawalawe

The Leaf Udawalawe is also located few minutes away from the Udawalawe river, they too offer you comfortable rooms which suit your pocket. They are rated for great service and amazing hospitality. For the location of the resort click here.



How to get to Udawalawe from Colombo by train

You could take the train from Colombo fort to Beliatta on a daily basis as there are no direct trains to Udawalawe, where trains are available three to four times a day. The journey would last for 3 hours and 40 minutes to Beliatta and would cost you Rs 200 to Rs 500 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat). From Beliatta you would need to get a taxi to Udawalawe. This can be arranged with a car rental company or via Uber or Pickme (Sri Lankan app) for a price of Rs.5000 – Rs.7000 and would take 1 hour 30 minutes to Udawalawe.


How to get to Udawalawe from Colombo by bus

From Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal you could hop into a bus to Embilipitiya (route 122 – 3) which will cost Rs 300, and take around 4 hours, and from Embilipitiya you could take a taxi or a tuktuk which will cost you around Rs 700 depending on where your final destination is in Udawalawe

How to get to Udawalawe from Colombo by taxi

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 3 hours from Colombo to Udawalawe, The ride would cost you around Rs 18,000 – Rs 20,000

How to book a tuktuk in Udawalawe

  2. Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
  3. Upload your license details through the link in the email.
  4. Get ready at your requested booking time at Hybrid Ice Cream Shop.

Need more help? Email us at HELLO@TUKTUKRENTAL.COM or call/WhatsApp us on +94 772928618 and we’ll answer any of your questions!

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After you make a booking, one of our driving instructors will meet you at the Hybrid Ice Cream shop, to handover your tuk-tuk and provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson.

Hybrid Ice Cream shop (Udawalawe) – Meeting Point

901 B427, Udawalawe.

We’ll be in communication with you in the period leading up to your reservation to make sure everything has been arranged for you (including your local driving permit).