During colonial times, Yala National Park was a British hunting ground before it was named a national park in 1938. The area has recently seen a revival and is now home to some of the best 5-star hotels in Sri Lanka.
Yala National Park
The Yala National Park is home to 44 mammal species and over 200 kinds of birds including the largest density of leopards in the world. Yala was considered to be the legendary capital of Ravana, the mythical villain of the Ramayana and a very famous port for trading. Here’s how you can reach Yala.
Getting to Sri Lanka, you can fly into the Bandaranaike International Airport which is situated in Katunayake and gets international flights regularly from all over the world. Once in Sri Lanka, the fastest way to get to Yala is by air. There are domestic flights on seaplanes from most places and should be planned and booked beforehand.
If you are comfortable with long journeys and are excited to see the beautiful countryside pass by then a train journey is the best way to get to Yala. It takes 9 hours and the Colombo Fort to Haputale train costs around 95 – 320 rupees for third to first class.
You can drive there as well, though the journey would be quite arduous. But if you’re staying at a resort like Chena Huts, you can ask the hotel to provide you with a car and a driver.
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