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Includes one of the most elevated panther densities on the planet

Yala is the must-go-to National Park in Sri Lanka and is the home to a great variety of fauna. Yala is additionally considered as one of the 70 most Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Sri Lanka, with over 215 flying creature species which incorporates six endemic types of Sri Lanka. The dry season falls in the middle of May and August. The Kumbukkan Oya and the Menik Ganga give a wellspring of water to creatures amid the whole year, keeping the Park sound.



Yala National Park is geologically situated in Sri Lanka at scope 06°16′ – 06°42′ North and longitude 81°15′ – 81°42′ East. The Park can be gone to through the town of Tissamaharama in the Hambantota District of the Southern Province. The Block I limits of the Park, take in 19 kilometers of ocean drift in the southeast from Amaduwa to Yala, 19 kilometers from Yala up the Menik Ganga to Pahalahentota, 19 kilometers from Pahalahentota to Bambawa, and 3 kilometers from Bambawa to Palatupana.


Being situated in one of the dry locales of Sri Lanka, the atmosphere of Ruhuna National Park is typically hot and dry. The territory gets its yearly precipitation amid the north-east storm from November to January, and eccentric between monsoonal rains in March/April and September. The yearly temperature close ocean level is 27 C, albeit in the dry season an everyday greatest of 37 C is not exceptional.



Engravings found in the southern district date back to the 2nd century BC, and before this, the Indo-Aryan pilgrims from northern India were in full control of the territory. Religious evidence has been found here as well in the caverns that are spread around the zones.


Today, Yala acts as a vacational spot and has been a National Park since 1938. Records demonstrates that the first Game Ranger of the Sanctuary was H.H. Engel Brecht, a captive who was unable to come back to South Africa, his homeland, because he refused to swear faithfulness to the British government and went to the close-by waterfront town of Hambantota before the government made him the overseer of the sanctuary around 1908.


A few watering system tanks are still noticeable together with common water gaps. These wellsprings of water are useful for the survival of the untamed life. A few common rock pools contain water all through the year. In the southeast, the Park is limited by the ocean. Pristine normal shorelines and sand rises give a lovely situation. This is most likely a standout amongst the most dynamite seascapes of Sri Lanka. The broad parkland that encompasses the tidal ponds offer guests radiant areas for creatures to live in.

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