Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the most popular wildlife safari destination that located in the south coast of Sri Lanka. Yala National Park covers 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces and it is a perfect combination of all kinds of bird’s animals and reptiles.. Before it was named a national park in 1938, the area was used as a hunting ground by the elite during the British Rule.  Yala National park is home to 44 varieties of mammal and over 200 species of birds. This part of the country has the greatest concentration of leopards, elephants and spotted deer. The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest.  Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons.The park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife, most notably its many Leopards and it also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.