Yala National Park is located in the southeastern part of Sri Lanka and is also known as Ruhuna National Park. It covers more than two provinces namely the Hambantota District of the Southern Province and the Moneragala District of the Uva province. Among the areas where the arid zone landscape of Sri Lanka can be enjoyed, dry thorns, cactus and plants are prominent among them.
The main entrance to the Yala National Park takes visitors from Tissamaharama to the Palatupana entrance, a distance of 20 km via Kirinda. The guest house at Palatupana provides information to tourists and provides parking for all coming vehicles and you can rent the safari jeef you want.
Sri Lankan leopards (Panthera pardus leopard)
can be seen throughout the park. January to July
is the best time to watch leopard activities. Sri Lankan elephants
can be seen in Yala National Park. The best time for this is the dry season from May to August
. About 130 species of birds have been recorded in Yala National Park.
Among the waterfowl that attract to the lagoons are the Flamingo, Pelicon, Spoonbill, painted stork, rare black necked Stork, grey heron, purple heron, night heron and Darter.
Thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the lagoons of Yala National Park during the northeast monsoon.
Best time to visit:
June to September
- Kataragama to Katagamuwa Entrance: 14Km
- Kataragama to Palatupana Entrance: 41Km
- Buttala to Galge Entrance: 18Km
There is a dry climate most of the year
Is about 26.4 C
Open hours :
6.00am to 6.00pm
Contact details :
- Address : Shehan Safari Jeep Tours, 414/A, Debarawewa, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka.
- Phone Number :94 77 347 9723 / 94 77 790 5931