Travel Diary : Yala & Bundala National Parks I
Teaser : A Quick Look at Wonderful Yala and Bundala
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. 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.
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. 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.
Our three day journey was filled with sightings of Leopards, Crocodiles, Deers, Monkeys, Wild boars, colorful Birds and many other animals. We would like to take you through our breathtaking journey through the eye of a camera.