• Yala is Sri Lanka’s most popular wildlife park. Stay at the yala village hotel an enjoy luxury in the wild. Book your Yala safari to come pick you up from yala village.
    Sri Lanka wildlife, nature and safari hotel – Yala Village, An eco friendly chalet hotel in the Yala wildlife sanctuary
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    Yala National Park
    yala village sri lanka Yala National Park is famously known for its highest concentration of leopard in the world.

    yala village sri lanka Yala national park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka.

    yala village sri lanka The park is primarily shrub jungle with rocky out crops that dot the park, along with several salt and fresh water    lagoons.

    yala village sri lanka Rain is received mainly during the northeast monsoon usually from May to September.

    yala village sri lanka At the Yala national park visitors could spot leopards, elephants, sloth bear, Sambar and spotted deer, jackal,    mongoose, wild boar, wild buffaloes, langur and macaque monkeys.

    yala village sri lanka Yala is also famous for its bird life. There are around 130 species of birds that have been spotted at the premises    including black necked stork, sandpipers, pelicans, egrets, hoopoes, parakeets and bulbuls. One could spot peacocks    as soon as they enter the park unlike the evasive jungle fowl, the national bird of Sri Lanka.Outside of the park are    several other fascinating birding locations for ornithologists.
       The coastline forms a major nesting ground for marine turtles.

    yala village sri lanka Yala has been centre-stage to many BBC and Discovery Channel documentaries.
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    yala village sri lanka Sithulpawwa rock temple has a history of over 2200 years.
    yala village sri lanka It is believed that this rock temple once housed around 12,000 Arahants (monks that have achieved enlightenment in    Buddhism).
    yala village sri lanka Maha Sithulpauwa rock is 400 feet in height and it houses an intricate cave complex and the dagoba situated on top    of the rock; the dagoba is believed to have been built by king Kawantissa.
    yala village sri lanka The rock temple was a place of worship for devotees as well as a centre of Buddhist scholarship.
    yala village sri lanka The rock temple is famous for its early Brahmi script, ruins of the preaching house and the fragments of paintings    that can be viewed at the image house.
    yala village sri lanka 45 minute drive from Yala Village.
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    Magul Maha Viharaya
    yala village sri lanka Here lies the remains of an ancient Buddhist temple, is located to the south of Sithulpauwa.
    yala village sri lanka It is believed that the temple is located on the spot where king Kavan tissa married Vihara Maha Devi. 'Magul' refers    to wedding in Sinhala.
    yala village sri lanka The Magul maha Viharaya is situated within the Yala national park and visitors could view the ruins without paying an    entrance fee.
    yala village sri lanka One could combine a visit to Sithulpauwe and Magul Maha Viharaya as they are located closely together.

    Kataragama Religious City
    yala village sri lanka Kataragama is a very unique place of worship due to its religious significance to pilgrims from four major religions.
    yala village sri lanka Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and even Christians come here to seek divine intervention.
    yala village sri lanka July / August is when this city comes alive for the Kataragama festival.
    yala village sri lanka Kataragama stirs into life daily during the puja times, which are held at 5am, 10.00am and 6:00pm.
    yala village sri lanka 2 Hours of site seeing at Kataragama will give a wealth of experiences about the colourful local religious culture.
    yala village sri lanka It takes around 1 hour to get to Kataragama from Yala.
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    Debara Wewa Tour
    yala village Guests leave the hotel early morning with a packed breakfast for 'Debara Wewa'.
    yala village This is a man-made tank that is the cornerstone of the village
    yala village It is also an ecosystem rich in biodiversity.
    yala village Proceed along the bund of the lake where you can join the local community and the wildlife as they wake up to    another day.
    yala village Depending on one's luck seeing a crocodile basking in the morning sun could be possible.
    yala village Debara Wewa is active with birdlife, butterflies and dragonflies.
    yala village Sri lanka Stop to have breakfast at a shady spot with a serene view of the paddy fields and the lake. The Debara Wewa tour    lasts for two and a half hours.

    Kirinda Beach Net Fishing
    yala village Sri lanka Leave the hotel after an early breakfast for nearby Palatupana, a quiet beach located 35 minutes away from the    hotel.
    yala village Sri lanka Join the local fishermen as they draw in their 'Maadala' or large beach net, which is laid out during dawn.
    yala village Sri lanka Experience this unique method of local fishing and interaction with the fisher community.

    Other Nearby Locations

    yala village Sri lanka Bundala Bird Sanctuary
    yala village Sri lanka Kalamitiya Bird Sanctuary
    yala village Sri lanka Kumana Bird Sanctuary
    Udawalawe National Park.
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