Yala National Park

Sri Lanka ( Around India )
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Yala National Park is categorised as Wildlife / Bird Watching

Leopards at Yala National Park
Great Thick-nee - Photo Courtesy Thimindu

Reasons to Visit
  • Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka
  • The park is best known for its variety of wild animals.
  • Yala is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.
  • Yala has highest concentration of Leopards in the world
  • Yala is one of the Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka having 215 bird species
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Colombo (230 kms)

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Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Yala National Park

Short Break

  • Ramayana Tour of Sri Lanka (6 Nights)


  • The Serendipity Tour (7 Nights)

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  • Bird Watching at Yala National Park Sri Lanka
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    Yala National Park is renowned having highest concentration of Leopard population in the world. Its also renowned for its birds watching. Yala is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka and is home to 200+ bird species. Safaris are conducted by Lodges around Yala and also as excursions from Kataragama.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris

Destinations within reach from Yala National Park

  • Galle ( 200 Km )

    Galle is a heritage port and a beach resort 150 kms South of Colombo, renowned for its heritage more

  • Colombo ( 230 Km )

    Colombo is a commercial capital of Sri Lanka and arrival point for tourists to Sri Lanka. Colombo more

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Nearest Airport in Yala National Park
  • Bandaranaike International Airport ( CMB ) , Colombo-230 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Yala National Park from Major Cities.
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Cochin (Ernakulam)
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