Yala National Park is a vast forest, grassland, and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to various wildlife such as leopards, elephants, crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species. Inland, Sithulpawwa is an ancient Buddhist monastery. Nearby caves contain centuries-old rock paintings. Southwest, Magul Maha Viharaya also has ancient Buddhist ruins. Both are pilgrimage sites.
Kumana National Park
Authentic wildlife safari experience in a less visited national park in Sri Lanka
Located in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka, the 18,149 hectares Kumana National Park is a well-known eco-tourism attraction and bird sanctuary where many birds breed and roost.