A very famous national park in Sri Lanka. Yala National Park is the most visited national park and home to a large number of wildlife. Among the wild animals, endangered species and animals endemic to Sri Lanka live, and you can also meet rare animals. Sightseeing tours are also held and it is a very popular place.
Yala National Park is located in the southeastern part of Sri Lanka.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s second largest national park. It is one of the most visited parks in Sri Lanka and is very popular. Yala National Park is divided into five sections, two of which are open to the public, and only two of which are open to visitors. There are 6 national parks and 3 wildlife sanctuaries around Yala National Park, so it is also a pretty huge natural spot. The area is also known to be one of the largest leopard habitats in the world. The opening hours are from 06:00 to 18:00.
Yala National Park was established in 1900 as a wildlife sanctuary. It was declared one of Sri Lanka’s first national parks in 1938. The park is known for its wide variety of wildlife, the most popular being the Ceylon elephant, a subspecies of the Asian elephant. But many other wild animals also live here.
A member of the elephant family, also known as the Sri Lankan elephant. They have thick skin and a tuft of hair at the end of their tail. Ceylon elephants have a slightly darker color. Elephants can use this trunk as skillfully as a human hand, but in addition to carrying food to their mouths, elephants are strong and can lift heavy lumber.
sri lankan leopard
A member of the leopard family native to Sri Lanka. It is an endemic species that can only be seen in Sri Lanka, and is also designated as an endangered species. About 20 to 30 Sri Lankan leopards live in Yala National Park, and their density is said to be among the highest in the world.
Peacocks are rare animals in the wild, but they live in large numbers in Yala National Park. About 430 species of birds live in Sri Lanka, and more than half of them can be found in Yala National Park. Among them, peacocks are very popular.
The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport. You can drive from the airport to the national park. It takes about 4 to 5 hours by car from Bandaranaike International Airport using highways and general roads.
|Name||Bandaranaike International Airport|
|Address||Departure Terminal, Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, Sri Lanka|
Yala National Park is a fairly large natural spot, but you can stay in a tent. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.