Yala national park
Yala National park
Visit with Best Day tour operator in Sri Lanka Yala or Ruhunu National Park is one of the best and most popular in the country due to its diversity and density of mammals. it consists of five blocks covering an area of 97,881 hectares. Block 01 which was established in 1938 covers an area of 14,101 hectares and it is widely used by tourists due to its very extensive network of road. Block 02 was established in 1954, Block 03 in 1967, Block 04 in 1969 and Block 05 in 1973. The vegetation of the park is primarily semi-arid thorny scrub interspersed with riverine forests and fairly dense pockets of forests. There are many places to stay just outside the park in Palatupana as well as a number of bungalows inside the park. These bungalows, as with the case of all national park bungalows, and camp sites have to be booked beforehand from the head office of the DWLC.