Yala national park lies in the southern and Uva provinces of Sri Lanka. The most visited park and having the highest density of leopard 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 adventures. Also, the fact that the park consists of a high density of apex predators and big cats making it one daring yet beautiful places to be in Sri Lanka. However, missing this once in a lifetime opportunity to embrace the Nature is indeed foolish. So Yala national park is a must-visit site in 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 ecosystem if you were ever thinking of getting bored here. The sound of the birds chirping and trumpets of elephant herds awake your senses. Depending upon the climatic condition of your visit you can also meet different migratory birds here. The Crocodiles basking 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 and Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.
Abundant of diverse flora and fauna, Yala national park is holding 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.
Closed from September to mid-October, you can visit the park from 6 am to 6 pm every day.