Yala National Park Entrance to block 3 and 5 Access points to these parts of Yala are the Galge gates. In the large part of Yala called block 3 and 5 forests are more widespread. These parts of Yala can be described as a beautiful wilderness with hardly any visitors.In the northern blocks 3 and 5 of Yala the habitat provides more favorable conditions for a larger population of elephants and it is here bigger herds are living.Yala Block 5 is one of the very beautiful park, if you love nature. From the mountains of Uva rivers and streams flow in a southeasterly direction. The Kumbukkan Oya in the eastern Yala and Menik river and its tributaries in the west flow across the park and provide important water sources in the dry season to wild animals of the park.
It is about 30 Km from the Tissa Town. Katharagama is the main closest town to Galage entrance,which is approximately 18 kms away from Yala National Park’s Galage entrance,
Yala National Park is open from 6 AM to 6 PM for visitors. The mode of safari is only in soft top Jeeps. No walking safaris allowed.