Pasikuda, a coastal resort town in the district of Batticaloa, is one of Sri Lanka’s hottest new tourist destinations. Known for its glorious stretch of pristine golden sandy beach, Pasikuda is an ideal location for a memorable tropical vacation. Many luxury hotels resorts, such as Uga Bay, have been set up along the coastline offering quality Pasikuda accommodation for travelers and tourists.
Sri Lanka is known for its rich ecosystems and thriving wildlife, and one of the best places to witness both these aspects is the Yala National Park. Spreading over 97,000 hectares, Yala National Park is one of the largest national parks in Sri Lanka spreading over, second only to the Wilpattu National Park. It is also considered to be the most visited national park in Sri Lanka, attracting thousands of tourists and locals each year.
The park is known for its rich eco-diversity, being home to 215 bird species and over 44 mammal species. In addition to this, Yala National Park has a wide range of flora & vegetation and is home over 300 species of trees and plants. One can explore many different types of ecosystems at this national park, including marine wetlands, moist monsoon forests, and thorn forests. A safari through the Yala National Park is one of the highlights of the area, and offers visitors a great opportunity to witness thick jungles and animals in their natural habitat. One can observe animals such as fishing cats, sloth bears, water buffalos, jungle fowls, lorises, mugger crocodiles, monkeys, turtles, cobras, kraits, olive barbs, and many species of birds such as the Sri Lankan Gray Hornbill and the Brown Capped Babbler. The park also has many herds of elephants, and also happens to be the park with the highest leopard concentration in the world.
With its mystical jungles, exotic beauty and thriving wildlife, the Yala National Park is sure to be an exciting and intriguing attraction for any lover of nature and wildlife.