A landmark in the southeastern is the Yala National park approx. 36km from Tissa, welcomes responsible travelers, a combination of eco-tourism & wildlife tourism under the guidance of trekkers. Untamed creatures terrestrial to aerial in various shapes and sizes; is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, it was used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Some of its famous residents boast of the world’s most significant concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted deer, peacocks, crocodiles, barking deer. Between February and July are the best times to visit!