Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Starting from                 :           Galle (Transfer time 3hrs)

Time Duration                :           Approximately 3 hrs

                                                Morning 6.00 am to 10.30 am / Afternoon 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Meals                            :           Not Included

Yala National Park borders the Indian Ocean and is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park is around 979 Sq. Kilometers and is located 300 kilometers from Colombo.  It contains a variety of wild animals such as Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards, and aquatic birds.

It is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Sri Lanka. Yala harbors 215 bird species including six endemic species of Sri Lanka. The number of mammals that have been recorded from the park is 44, and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world.

Yala National Park is made of a variety of ecosystems including moist monsoon forests, dry monsoon forests, semi-deciduous forests, thorn forests, grasslands, marshes, marine wetlands, and sandy beaches.  In 2002 around 156,867 tourists visited the park. Foreigners, especially Europeans, account for 30% of total visitors to this park.

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