Yala Strict Nature Reserve : Inside Yala Block 2 (යාල දැඩි ස්වභාවික රක්ෂිතය)

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Size28,904 hectares
Main attractionGame Animals

Yala was initially started as a Game Sanctuary by the British in 1894 and was established as a National Park in 1938. Yala covers more than 100 hectares of wildlife. Yala is divided into 5 areas. The most visited area is block one.

Yala Block 2 is the zone between the Manik Ganga and the Kumbukkan Oya which is a designated Strict Nature Reserve. Average tourists are not allowed to enter this sector. Access to this area is only through special permission for specific purposes.

See here for more details on Yala National Park

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Map of Yala Strict Nature Reserve (Inside Yala Block 2)

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Driving Directions to of Yala Strict Nature Reserve (Only up to the Yala National Park entrance)

The park can be reached through Matara – Tissamaharama Road. It is 250 kilometres away (the shortest path through Ratnapura avoiding the Highway but travel time is longer) from Colombo.

Route from Colombo to Yala National Park  (Ruhuna) EntranceRoute from Kataragama to Yala National Park  (Ruhuna) Entrance
Though : Southern Highway
Distance : 306 km
Travel time : 4.30 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Distance : 40 km
Travel time : 45 minutes.
Driving directions : see on google map

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