Yala National Park
Yala National Park is the most visiting and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public and also adjoining parks. It’s covers 979 square kilometers and located in Southern and Uva Provinces, Sri Lanka.
Also, Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards, crocodiles, and aquatic birds.
There are six national parks and three wildlife sanctuaries in the vicinity of Yala with the largest Lunugamwehera National Park. The park is situated in the semi-dry region and rain received mainly during the northeast monsoon.