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Yala National Park
Yala National Park to Weligama - one way to travel via train, and bus
Originally a hunting ground for the British during colonial rule, Yala National Park's grassy plains and tangled forests are now a playground for a healthy leopard population. A protected area, Yala covers more than sq km sq miles , making it one of Sri Lanka's biggest national parks. Yala is the busiest and most popular park in Sri Lanka, and with good reason. It boasts the highest density of leopards in Asia as well as sloth bears, crocodiles, deer and a plethora of birdlife.
Visit Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
It was still dark out when we set off on our Jeep Safari through Yala National Park, the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala National Park is known to have the highest concentration of leopards in the world and one of the best places for wildlife enthusiasts to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild, but there is so much more to Yala than that! It took us about 30 mins to reach the park entrance. All happily co-existing together. Yala National Park boasts a variety of ecosystems including monsoon forests, grasslands, marine wetlands, and sandy beaches.
There are 5 zones within this national park. Only zone 1 and zone 5 are open to the public. The other zones in the park are used for film shoots and research work. The Zone 1 is mostly visited to spot wildlife, birds, flora, and fauna. You can spot birds, buffalos, elephants, leopards, and other big cats at this national park.