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Yala is located in Sri Lanka’s Moneragala District, home to the famous Yala National Park which is divided into five distinct blocks. The area is served by Mattala International Airport, offering connections to domestic and regional cities.

Of course, the biggest attraction here is Yala National Park, which is one of Sri Lanka’s most visited places and definitely worth a visit. The park is divided into five blocks, all of which are home to different greenery and animals, some of which serving as conservation sites for important animals such as the Sri Lankan elephant and leopard. Visiting the park is best done with a guide or a clear plan of which blocks to visit.

If there’s any time left after exploring the massive national park, a visit to Kirinda Beach may be a nice way to relax after spending days hiking and trekking around the park. There are several hotels concentrated around the beach, ranging in price and size from luxurious beach resorts to simple guesthouses to suit any need.

Yala covers a very large area, featuring many interesting parts. Find out where even more of the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Yala are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.