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Yala is one of the popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka – made famous by its Yala National Park, one of the most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The land that comprises a total area of 1268 sq km, Yala is home to beautiful light forest, lush plains and briny lagoons, everything that shows Yala is rich in wildlife. You are most likely to encounter elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, aquatic birds, and monkeys during your trip into this wildlife. The western part is considered to be the area with the highest leopard visibility ever​

The area around Yala has hosted several ancient civilizations. Two important pilgrim sites, Sithulpahuwa and Magul Vihara, are situated within the park.



What relaxes better other than nature and wildlife? The safari tours in Yala dedicate their team to the adventures that are complete eco-friendly. The Safari takes you the depth of explorations into the heart of Sri Lanka’s Yala wildlife. The sight of watching these beautiful animals wandering into the profundity of nature is awe-inspiring and breathtaking. Not to forget, the birdlife is quite exquisite as well. The Safaris let you experience the rich wildlife including leopards, elephants, birds, and many more.


Visit the ancient rock monasteries in Yala and seek the pious blessings in the place that is considered to be a sacred home to a total of 12,000 monks. This rock temple has its own historical connotation as it is considered to be one of the supreme 2nd century sites of Buddhist erudition. The peace here soothes your eye with its first glance. The noteworthy architecture of the temple is around 2,200 years old. For people visiting Yala, Sithulpawwa is a must visit destination.


Nidangala Beacha is a nice and beatiful  rocky beach in Kirinda.  it has some places where the water stops n makes a small lagoon type place to bath.the coast line is uneven and less crowded.


The sacred city of Kataragama connected with the Yala National Park and is regarded as one of the best places to go in Yala. This holy town is a gripping blend of solemnity and convoy, piousness, and sacred lush. Kataragama is one of the most significant pilgrimages in Sri Lanka. A religious city is a holy place for Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and the Vedas. Once there, you can easily breathe the magical incense in the air. The months of July and August celebrates a huge round of pilgrims paying tribute.


Considered as Yala’s biggest attraction, the stunning rock-cut Buddha figures are nearly a 1000-year old. The enormous Buddha stands at 15m, becoming the highest on the island. You can still trace its unusual adhesive robe, along with an elongated splash of orange color it, indicating it was once painted with vibrant colors. The adjoining is filled by smaller carved statures. It is essential to hire a guide before stepping in to admire these huge ancient carvings and of course, giving him a tip.

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