Yala National Park (likewise known as Ruhunu National Park) is the most visited and also second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and also is situated about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wild animals shelter in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu it was one of the initial two nationwide parks in Sri Lanka, having been marked in 1938.
The western part of Yala (block one) is called as the area with the greatest leopard concentration worldwide. Do recognize that with only 35 leopards in the entire park the opportunities of actually seeing a single leopard are still fairly slim.
Get in There
It is additionally possible to stay at a bungalow more near the park, however it might cost even more and is a little more difficult to reach alone.
To obtain to the National Park you can take a scenic tour from any number of guest house/hotels in the city. The trip overviews typically will utilize you as lure for people coming off buses. It makes both your lives simpler to satisfy the people off the buses right away, as it gets affordable and most chauffeurs will call their close friends to inform them you are coming.
You have to take a tuk (150-300LKR) for ca. 4km to Tissa. From Tissa leaves numerous buses to Matara – I assume from the south you can drive to Tissa straight.