Yala National Park

Yala national park, Yala jeep safari, Leopard

Ruhunu national park or we all known name Yala National park is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka. It spreads over two provinces, as Monaragala district in Uva province and Hambantota district in Southern province. Yala is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. In 1990, Yala has nominated as a wild sanctuary and again in 1938 it is nominated as a national park in Sri Lanka. Yala national park is in the main city Tissamaharama. There are many other places to visit in Tissamaharama, but most famous and most visited place is Yala national park. This Yala national park is consists of five main blocks. They are naming in different names like Ruhunu national park, Kumana national park. These two are open to the public and other 3 are not. However you need at least 3-4 hours to cover these two areas. Especially you can see leopards in these two blocks.

In here not as the other parks, you have to take a safari jeep for the ride. The national park provides the jeeps with soft-tops which gives the opportunity to view the wild life. There are best timing for the jeep safaris, normally morning safaris start around 5.30 am and will continue for 3-4 hours and afternoon safaris start around 2.30 pm same as continue for 3-4 hours. These timings due to the habitat of the wild animals, mostly they are going to the seen places in early morning hours and afternoon hours for baths, eating, drinking water, etc… And also there are full day safaris. It means the ride will starts around 9 am and finishes afternoon 4 or 5 pm. In there you will be providing by the lunch in the forest where safety and some snack in-between. All the above safaris and facilities provide by us Tours For Sri Lanka.

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