Yala National Park

Yala National Park lies in the southern and Uva provinces of Sri Lanka. The most visited park and having the highest density of leopards in the world, Stats are only the starting of the reasons why you should visit this beautiful National park. Sharing the borders with the Indian Ocean, the entrance of the park is 12 km from Kirinda. The wildlife diversity and lush forest make a safari in the park more adventurous. Also, the fact that the park consists of a high density of apex predators and big cats makes it one daring yet beautiful places to be in Sri Lanka. However, missing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to embrace Nature is indeed foolish. So, Yala National Park is a must-visit site on your visit to Sri Lanka.

This park is subdivided into five blocks among which only two blocks are open to the public. One can easily access here and also enjoy the major pilgrims surrounding the area. Yaha would host quite a variety of ecosystems if you were ever thinking of getting bored here. The sound of the birds chirping and trumpets of elephant herds awakens your senses. Depending upon the climatic conditions of your visit you can also meet different migratory birds here. The Crocodiles basking in the sun and the mammals with their babies steal the show. If you are lucky enough you will even stumble upon different rare species in the park. This park is essential for the conservation of Ceylon leopards Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

Abundant of diverse flora and fauna, Yala National Park holds the secrets of wild Sri Lanka. You can also experience the wilderness and charm of these majestic creatures in their habitat here. You should, however, be careful and follow your guide strictly once inside this national park. Extending over 370 square miles in area Yala National Park has two entrance gates, Palatupana, and Kataragama respectively.

Major Attractions

Wildlife Diversity

Safari Rides

Bird Watching

Beach walks

Kataragama temple

Adjoining Kumana and Lunugamvehera National Parks

Yala Nights (spend a night date with nature)

Site seeing (Sithulpauwaa, Magul Maha Viharaya)

Note: Visit the park from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

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