Eggal-Oya Holiday Camping Resort

Eggal-Oya camping resort is situated in the Gal Oya valley facing Eastern coast of

Sri Lanka surrounding scenic range of hills mounting up to sky from the water. The

travel distance from Ampara city to Eggal-Oya is about 30 k.m. via Hingurana or

about 10 k.m. from the Siyabalanduwa junction as one travels from the Monaragal


Eggal-Oya can be the base for nature adventurers to visit other striking places such

as Lahugal for elephant safari, Ingiyagala reservoir for exotic scenes of the Eastern

valley and mounting range over the reservoir on the Western side from the dam.

The camping site run by Wild Life Department is in the forest end facing the water’s

edge of the Egal Oya reservoir. The access gravel road to vehicle-park from the main

road across the forest is about one kilometer. It is a virgin forest shaded by high

rising tropical trees. The surrounding area is with large rocks from where multiple

scenes can be viewed over the tank water. The photographers will have to hold their

breath for while at first sight to figure out from where to begin.

The campsite has lodging facilities for 15 persons with acceptable sanitary facilities.

It also has a meeting hall cooled by natural air. Boat riding and entertaining in an

islands inside the lake can make the world for oneself. The following photograph

series will increase your appetite to taste the joy of being in Eggal-Oya.