Tribe Yala

Most Visited Religious Sites Near Yala


Founded in the 2nd century BC, Sithulpawwa is a Buddhist monastery located in Yala National Park. The monastery is set in the midst of rock outcrops and caves. In and around the complex, monks are said to have lived and studied for years

in hundreds of grottoes and shelters. Because of its secluded location and serene atmosphere, the monastery was formerly known as “Hill of the Quiet Mind.” The woodland below is bathed in a golden glow, and the cool air is filled with the chirping of birds as they prepare for the night

Kirinda temple

The temple of Kririnda is situated on the peak of a rocky mountain, close to Sri Lanka’s southern shore. Because of its geographical position, this temple provides a breathtaking view of the desolate shore, sandy beaches, and the ocean beyond. It is well-known as a spectacular year-round destination for pilgrims, vacationers, and naturalists because of its stunning beauty and rich history.


Kataragama is a Buddhist temple complex dedicated to the “Kataragama deviyo” and the Hindu battle deity Kathirkamam. It is a holy site for Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Veddas in Sri Lanka. Every year in the middle, the Kataragama festival brings together people from all backgrounds of life. Any time, travelers to Kataragama can go there, led by yala tribe personnel who can educate them about the layout, history, traditions, and rituals.

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5 Things to do in Yala

Yala in the coastal region of Sri Lanka is very well known for its variety of wild animals, Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lanka leopards, and aquatic birds. Yala was delegated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and along with Wilpattu was one of the national parks in Sri Lanka and was designated in the year 1938. Since then Yala has been home to natural habitat, vegetation, and various species of birds for so many years. People from all over come to visit Yala for its tented lodge, Safari experiences, and camping sites. …

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