This is leopard country, and they are the Lords of the Jungle! With a leopard density that's higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically in Yala, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side
The new gate to Yala from Galge on the Buttala-Kataragama Road is now in full swing. Obviously, there’s much less congestion in the park from this entrance.
Yala is open for visitors as usual, spelling a welcome end to the long drought. Katagamuwa, Palatupana and Galge gates are open to the public.
|Area||378 sq miles|
|Location||260km South East of Colombo|
|Entry points||Gate1: Katagamuwa Gate 2: Palatupana|
|Aver.Temp||26.4 °C (79.5 °F)|
|Climate||Dry most of the year|
|Distance to nearest city||30km - 40 minutes drive|
|Best time to visit||June to September|
|Open hours||6am to 6pm|
|Made a Park in||1st March 1938|
|Distance from Kataragama to:||Katagamuwa Entrance: 14Km Palatupana Entrance: 41Km Galge Entrance: 30Km|
|Nearest Hospital:||Debarawewa Government Hospital|
|Head office:||Open from 9am to 6pm|