Getting there & away
The turn-off to the park on the rough but paved Puttalam–Anuradhapura Rd (A12) is 26km northeast of Puttalam and 20km southwest of Anuradhapura. A further 8km of rough road leads to the park entrance and office at the barely discernable village of Hunuwilagama.
Buses on the main road between Puttalam and Anuradhapura stop at the junction (Rs 25, one hour), which is approximately halfway between the two towns. One of the waiting guides will be more than happy to take you into the park for a negotiable fee.