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Yala National Park

Sri Lanka

Why Yala National Park?

For a chance to glimpse the endangered Sri Lankan Leopards

Sri Lanka’s most renowned National Park, Yala, is in the southeast of the country and encompasses a large area of forest, savannah and lagoons. It is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, crocodiles, monkeys and buffaloes.

Note: For stays between 1st August 2019 and 31st January 2020, the Sri Lankan government has relaxed the visa requirements, meaning you can travel there VISA-FREE!

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Yala National Park Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Yala National Park.

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Sithulpauwwa

This ancient rock temple is a place of worship for devotees. It is believed that in ancient times this rock temple housed a total of 12,000 monks.

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Magul Maha Viharaya

Magul Maha Viharaya is believed to have been the location for the marriage of King KavanTissa to Vihara Maha Devi. You could combine a visit to Sithulpauwe and Magul MahaViharaya as they are fairly close to each other

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Beach Walks

While most of the long coastal stretch that hugs the park is out of bounds for humans, the park lets you get off at designated places. It gives you a chance to exercise your legs and take a stroll on the golden sandy beaches.

A selection of tours to Yala National Park

  • Sigiriya Rock Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka Group Tour Culture

    Sri Lanka Highlights

    12 day tour from £2,099

    This 12 day tour of Sri Lanka includes history, wildlife, tea and beaches

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    Sri Lanka Tailor Made Beach

    Sri Lanka Tour & Beach

    16 day tour from £2,295

    Explore some of Sri Lanka's cultural and scenic highlights, including the Cultural Triangle, a tea plantation and a jeep safari, on this memorable 16 day tour.

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