Situated in the South-East coast of the country, approximately 305 Km’s away from Colombo,  this park is the 2nd Largest national park in the Island and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Country. It is believed that the largest concentration of Leopards can be seen in this region, hence Yala is considered to be one of the best parks in the world to observe this endangered species. The best time to observe Leopards in said to be early in the morning and towards evening.

This area of over 129,500 hectares   is supposed to be home to more than 120 species of birds, and  other than for the elephants and leopards, other animals that can be spotted in the park are  sloth bear, deer, wild boar and endemic reptiles.