The Yala National Park is located in the south-east of Sri Lanka, 300 km from the capital, Colombo. The Yala National Park is the second largest natural park extension of the country. The park houses the largest number of leopards in the world. If you like leopards, or even the big cats, the best period to visit this park is between January and July. The leopards are not the only main attraction in Sri Lanka, but also the fishing cats, elephants, as well as bears, wild buffaloes, and over 200 species of birds, including the large wading birds.
The park consists of 5 areas. However, there are only two areas that are open to the public: Block 1, the Ruhuna National Park, where it is estimated to have 25 leopard, and Block 2, the Kumana National Park. Sri Lanka is located in the monsoon and more rainfall occurs between November and January.