This Tent is named after the Palu Tree, as a Massive Palu Tree is giving shelter to the Tent. Air circulation as well as cooling the tent is done with this natural shelter. As we know the climate in Yala (being in the Dry Zone of the country) is warm and humidity level is really high. But considering the shelter from this Tree as well as the neighboring pond, the temperature in the tents are very low.
Palu Tree in scientifically called Manilkara Hexandra. It is a tree species in the tribe Sapoteae, in the Sapotaceae family. It is native to much of south Asia (China: Hainan and southern Guangxi provinces; the Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka; Indo-China: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Its vernacular names vary regionally; for example "Palu", "Palai" or "Rayan". It is locally known as the Khirni tree in parts of Bangladesh and India. In the Tamizh language it is called Ulakkaippaalai or Kanuppaalai.
You see during the dry zone, the bears coming to eat Palu and during this period this Yellowish fruit is very famous for the travellers. You see many carrying Palu Branches with full of Palu Fruits which is slightly sour as well and sweeter.