Yala National Park is the oldest national park in the Sri Lanka and it is extended over two provinces, namely Uva & Southern. It lies within Monaragala & Hambantota districts.Yala National Park covers about 97,880.7 hecters, the multifarious eco system ranging from the Moist Monsoon Forest to other natural compartment. Yala has been declared as a protected area in 1900 and it was a 389 km2 at that time. In 1909 Yala was declared as Sanctuary and gain gazette as a National Park in 25 th February 1938.

Access

Gateway to Yala is Tissamaharama two which can be reached from the Colombo either through Hambantota or Tanamalwila. Two access routes to Yala can be reached by

  • Tissamaharama – Yodakandiya – Kirinda – Nimalawa – Palatupana
  • Tissamaharama – Yodakandiya – Situlpahuwa – Bambuwa - Palatupana

Pickup from Colombo Hotel 5.00am & Back to hotel Evening.