The Yala National park is one of the most popular animal sanctuaries in Sri Lanka as well as the second largest one after the Wilpattu National Park. This gloriously wild national park, to most people who visit looks like ‘’The Jungle Book’’ coming to life, because of its exuberant wilderness. Encompassing a land of 979 square kilometers, this park is divided into 5 blocks, out of which only two are open to public viewing while the rest of the park remains a strict nature reserve. It is said that dawn and dusk is the best time for the safari rides, because animal viewing becomes all the more livelier at these times. From the famed Sri Lankan leopard skulking in the shadows to the crocs lazing away in the lagoons, you will be a able to witness a diverse array of wildlife spread out across multiple habitats.