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Just visited Yala National Park - and it definitely is a MUST VISIT place! It's beautiful, it's convenient and its cost effective. A full day safari for 12 hours for one person cost me only INR 9000!
The leopards are like tigers there - confident, in their own territory, rulers of the place. And they are all around!
I recommend Mevan very highly for the trip. Especially if you are keen wildlifers and prefer to be the first in and last out of the Park.
Any specific queries do ask directly. General info:
It is not raining in Yala.
June-July are good leopard months.
A spotted dear call is perfect in Yala.
Female leopards hunt down big Sambhar deers
Even in a non birding month the park was full of action moments with multiple species.
Try to avoid going on weekends if you can.
If you have time and resources Yala is best combined with Wilapattu and Sinharaja forest.

Shabnam Siddiqui The best person to connect with is Mevan Piyasena (Mobile: +94779951116) for stay and safari bookings. And connect with Koshala (+94772330405) for Colombo - Yala - Colombo transfer. He has better rates. When you book with Mevan ask for separate rates for stay, for safari, etc. depending on number of people in the trip.

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Shabnam Siddiqui When i mentioned full day safari for one person I meant having the full vehicle to myself! Always helps :)

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Yala National Park

05 Jul 2018

08 Jul 2018


Colombo, Sri Lanka

1 traveler

1 traveler


Try to find the leopard in the forests of Yala. June - July are meant to be the best months for leopard sighting.
Also find bird species like the frogmouth.

Akash Roy Yala remains open through the monsoon?

about 2 years

Shabnam Siddiqui Their monsoon is later.

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The water monitor is the largest species of monitor lizards, coming second after the Komodo Dragon. It is an "extreme carnivore" and will eat about any animal it thinks it can consume.

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A pair of blue-tailed bee eaters from Yala. These birds are known to feed and roost communally.
#beeeater #yala #birds #migratorybirds

C Parivesh Beautiful capture

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White-bellied sea eagle,
They can be seen quite commonly in coastal areas, however at times they are seen inland too. Really skilled hunters, fish form nearly half of their diet.

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Gaurav Sinha Thanks guys!

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A pair of blue-tailed bee eaters in Yala. Insects, bees and wasps form a bulk of the prey for bee eaters. One can often see them thwacking prey on the branches to break the skeleton of their prey.
Yet to see blue-cheeked and chestnut headed bee eater, hope to see them soon!

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Record of a black-naped hare

Shikhar Parekh Wonderful!

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