Yala National Park

Local nameYala National Park
LocationSouthern Province, Sri Lanka

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park, and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres and is located about 300 kilometres from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

Tags Protected AreaNational ParkAnimals
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yala_National_Park

Official website http://www.yalasrilanka.lk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yalanationalparksrilanka

Email info@yalasrilanka.lk

Phone +94 11 2 888 585

Address Sri Lanka

Coordinates 6°19'16.573" N 81°23'0.446" E

Tours and activities: Yala National Park

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from 699 USD

Yala National Park Adventure from Galle

from 150 USD

Private Safari at Yala National Park

from 39 USD

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