Yala is Sri Lanka’s most famous and well known national park, stretching over the Southern and Uva Provinces, spanning an area of 978,807 square kilometres. The diversity of the landscape is a collage of different types of vegetation like grasslands, marine wetlands, thorny forests and sandy beaches bordering the Indian Ocean.
This collage of vegetation at Yala provides habitats for a diverse array of species. Yala is home to 215 bird species, including endemic species and 44 mammalian species, which includes the Sri Lankan leopard. It has the highest densities of leopards in the world. The big three to look out for in Yala are the elephant, sloth bear and leopard. The diversity makes great wildlife viewing where no two game drives are ever the same.
The Yala National Park is also a site of cultural and religious significance, you can spot ruins of civilisations past and ancient jungle monasteries, archaeological sites and places of worship.
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