Yala National Park is home to Spectacular Wildlife and evidence of a lost civilisation. It is home to Panthera pardus kotiya, a majestic leopard endemic to Sri Lanka. But among the glorious spectacle of wildlife, you’d also witness the tell-tale signs of a lost civilization.

The Monastic settlement of Sithulpawwa, an important pilgrim site, is said to have housed 12,000 inhabitants seeking solace, some 2000 years ago. The restored rock Temple, among a series of well-preserved ancient temples offers a glimpse into a glittering past. What is today a pristine wildlife kingdom, Yala was home to a thriving civilization, dating back to the glory days of Sri Lankan Kings. Hundreds of tanks, most in dilapidated state today, are testimony to an agri-based civilization.

The large, thriving tanks now provide a lifeline to the animal kingdom, especially during dry season.

Yala National Park at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Yala National Park:

AEST -4.5
time difference
11.5 Hours
flight time
20.3 MILLION
population
Kebiliththa
famous landmark
Local
Fish
local food
Winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Yala National Park

Yala National Park offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour

14 days from $5,180pp
  • Lion Rock Fortress
  • Udawale Elephant Orphanage
  • Ancient Polonnaruwa
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  • Climb Lion Rock
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Things To See In Yala National Park

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