Travel Tips

Yala Park Entry Fee

Park Fees for Entry into Yala, Udawalawe National Parks:

  • Local adult or locally resident adult: Day Visit - Rs.60.00 / Overnight Visit - Rs. 120.00 / Two visits during daylight hours of the same day - Rs.100.00.

  • Local child or locally resident child (6-12 yrs): Day Visit - Rs.30.00 / Overnight Visit - Rs. 60.00 / Two visits during daylight hours of the same day - Rs.50.00.

  • Foreign adult: Day Visit - USD 15.00 / Overnight Visit - USD 30.00 / Two visits during daylight hours of the same day - USD 25.00.

  • Foreign child (6-12yrs): Day Visit - USD 8.00 / Overnight Visit - USD 16.00 / Two visits during daylight hours of the same day - USD 12.00.

  • Service Charge: 8.00 U.S. Dollars or its equivalent in Sri Lanka rupees.

  • Vehicle Fee - Jeep/Car/Van/Bus: Rs. 250/125/250/650

  • VAT: 15%

  • School children: Rs. 20.00 (local)

Yala Safari Jeep Transport Fee

This could vary from Rs. 10,00.00 - Rs. 12,500 per jeep for a half-day excursion.

Kataragama Devalaya - Pooja Times

  • Daily Morning 04.30 AM, Noon 10.30 AM, Evening 06.30 PM.

  • No Morning Pooja on Saturday.


Wadihiti Kanda - Jeep Service Fee

There is a jeep service from bottom to top. Park your vehicle at the car park and take the jeep to the top (Rs.350/- per person- local rate). The jeeps won't operate after 5 p.m.

You can also walk up the hill, but you won't be allowed to go up after 4 p.m.

Sella Kataragama - Pooja Times

There's no specific time as such. You can visit the Devalaya between 06.00 AM to 07.30 PM.