Located near the south eastern coast of Sri Lanka, Yala National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the country. this is not a rainforest, and there are many jungle tours available which a traveler can go on. this National Park is the home to many animals and birds, especially elephants and leopards. Facts about animals can be gathered by observing the wildlife, and this national park has facilities to accommodate overnight stay for travelers as well. National Park was one of the areas that were affected when the tsunami in 2004 hit Sri Lanka. Even though the damage was severe, Yala was never unpopular among tourists.