Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is home to Spectacular Wildlife and evidence of a lost civilisation. It is home to Panthera pardus kotiya, a majestic leopard endemic to Sri Lanka. But among the glorious spectacle of wildlife, you’d also witness the tell-tale signs of a lost civilization.

The Monastic settlement of Sithulpawwa, an important pilgrim site, is said to have housed 12,000 inhabitants seeking solace, some 2000 years ago. The restored rock Temple, among a series of well-preserved ancient temples offers a glimpse into a glittering past. What is today a pristine wildlife kingdom, Yala was home to a thriving civilization, dating back to the glory days of Sri Lankan Kings. Hundreds of tanks, most in dilapidated state today, are testimony to an agri-based civilization.

The large, thriving tanks now provide a lifeline to the animal kingdom, especially during dry season.

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Time difference:GMT +5.5 Hours
Flight Time: Approx: 10hours 45 mins
Visa Required: Yes
Currency: Ruppee
Tel Code: +94
Official Language: Sinhala 
Main Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Airlines:  Sri Lankan Airlines , Qatar Airways , Emirates , Etihad Airways , Jet Airways , Cathay Pacific 

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