Yala Leopard Lodge

Yala Leopard Lodge,  Yala – Sri Lanka

Surrounded by paddy fields and a village, Yala Leopard Lodge is situated near Yala National Park. It houses five non-smoking rooms, each with its own theme are ready to embrace the individual who is looking for solitude, or the more adventurist person who likes to be active. Yala Leopard Lodge will bring you into real Safari experience. It offers a variety of facilities that looks onto the yellow adding to the atmosphere. Moreover the guests will experience the people harvesting the paddy fields at nearby village.

Yala | Destination Overview

Yala is famous for the Ruhuna National Park which is Sri Lanka’s most popular wild life safari destination. Situated about 300km from Colombo the 1250 sq km Park is home to leopards, crocodile, elephant, deer, sambar, bear, wild bore, wild buffalo and peacock and many varieties of birds including migratory birds such as flamingos. The uniqueness of the park is its many different habitat diversities such as dense jungles, lagoons and open park areas, a beautiful sea front and rocky outcrops.

Accommodation | Rooms

The rooms are decorated in keeping to the home’s theme with Yellow. All rooms offer a view of the beautiful village. The rooms are equipped with their themed bath rooms. 

The rooms at Yala Leopard Lodge are furnished with double beds each decorated in keeping to the home’s theme and room amenities to ensure the comfort of discerning guests.

Bringing a bit of wilderness into the bedroom can be an excellent interior design idea for children and adults. A jungle-themed bedroom can serve as an escape from the concrete-dominated urban and suburban terrains many people inhabit, and can allow you to embark on a safari each time you walk through the door.

 

Facilities

Yala Leopard Lodge offers its guests facilities to make their stay memorable.

  • Attached Bath Rooms with Hot Water on shower
  • Air-condition
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Swimming Pool with inbuilt Jacuzzi
  • Sitting and Dining area with Dining Utensils
  • Wi-fi Internet Connection
  • Separate TV Room
  • In room Safety Lockers
  • Cook is available with prior arrangement
  • Separate amenities for drivers and maids
  • Safari Tours – Personalized Safari Tours could be arranged

Must See:

Yala National Park – The Game Safari Experience

 

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Yala National Park or Ruhuna National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square Km (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 Km (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

A recent study has shown that Yala National Park has one of the highest recorded densities of leopards in the world, although this animal is still considered to be endangered.

Travel time – 30 minutes
More…… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yala_National_Park

 

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of Birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993.In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.


Travel time – 30 minutes
More…… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundala_National_Park

Yala National Park is a national park in Sri Lanka. The reserve covers 979 km², although only the original 141 km² are open to the public. It was established in 1894 as a Game Sanctuary. Much of the reserve is parkland, but it also contains jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers and scrubland. The latter zone is punctuated with enormous rocky outcrops. The range of habitats give rise to a good range of wildlife.

Kirinda Beach


Kirinda is situated south of Sri Lanka close to Yala National Park. This is a popular beach venue for thousands of devotees who go on pilgrimage to Katharagama – The place of worship, South of Sri Lanka where all Sri Lankans visit so religiously regardless of their religion or creed. 

There is a small temple in this place on top of a medium size rock outcrop facing the sea. As per the historical chronicles, a princess was sacrificed to the sea to prevent a catastrophic sea wave that destroyed the land in the Western coast of Sri Lanka more than 2000 years ago. To some extra ordinary reasons the sea wave was immediately suppressed and this princess survived and landed back at a remote beach South of Sri Lanka. People believe Kirinda is that historical place, where this princess landed safely. This beach is one of the most attractive beaches in the Southern coastal belt. 

Travel time – 30 minutes

Kataragama

19km inland from Tissamaharama town lays the small & remote town of Kataragama. Kataragama is one of most popular & most sacred pilgrimages sites of Sri Lanka. Like Adam’s Peak, it attracts Sinhalese Buddhists as well as Hindu Tamils.

The town is at is best bold, bright & busiest during the Kataragama festival, held around the Kandy Esala Perahera pageant in Kandy - two weeks in July & August.
Travel time – 30 minutes

More…… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kataragama

Cultural Importance of Yala

Yala had been a center of past civilisations. The great King Ravana established his kingdom here with Ravana Kotte, now submerged in the sea, as its boundary. Seafaring traders brought Indo-Aryan civilisation with them, as Yala is situated in their trading route. A large number of ancient although disrepaired tanks are the evidence of a rich hydraulic and agricultural civilisation dating back to 5th century BC. Situlpahuwa, which was the home for 12,000 arahants, is situated within the park area along with Magul Vihara, which built in 87 BC and Akasa Chaitiya, which constructed in 2nd century BC. Agriculture flourished in area during the period of Ruhuna Kingdom. According to Mahavamsa, the Kingdom of Ruhuna began to decline by the end of the 13th Century AD. During the colonial period Yala became a popular hunting ground. Yala is annually visited by 400,000 pilgrims.

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