Spreading over an area of 979 square kilometers, Yala National Park is the most visited wildlife sanctuary in Srilanka. Two of the five blocks in the park are opened to tourists. The varied ecosystem, extensive grasslands, marshes, sandy beaches and so on make the place a tourist’s paradise. The sanctuary is best known for its diverse wildlife. Crocodiles, bears, water buffalos, many varieties of fish and amphibians find their place in the park. It houses the largest colony of leopards in the world. The park also has a high concentration of Sri Lankan Elephants. Almost 215 species of birds were also identified in the region. Hence it is one of the top attractions in Sri Lanka.