The largest known meeting place for Asian elephants, Minneriya National Park provides the natural corridor amidst tropical dry mixed evergreen forests that attract herds of these wild creatures. Observe the largest mammal as it searches for food and water while making its way to the shores of a rainwater reservoir. Bring a pair of binoculars to examine more than 170 species of birds, like the woodsand piper, rufus woodpecker, or the lesser adjutant. The wildlife reserve also harbors many endemic amphibians and reptiles. Remember to keep a safe distance from the mugger crocodile, regardless of its relatively calm nature. Temperatures in the park can soar, so bring extra water. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Minneriya National Park by using our Habarana trip maker tool .
Tours To Minneriya National Park
Dambulla Sigiriya Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $33
Duration: 6 to 9 hours
Day tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy by Aaliya Tours BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $53
Duration: 8 to 12 minutes
Minneriya National Park Reviews
We visited on 28 December at about 11 pm with out two children aged 5 and 2. The safari drivers did mention that due to rains only a few elephants were sighted the previous day. After much discussion.... more »
My wife and I visited the Minneriya National Park in late November 2019 as part of a Webjet package tour of Sri Lanka. The day included a morning visit to Sigiriya’s Lion Rock (which is impressive... more »
One of the best national park in Sri Lanka. You can see a lot of Asian elephants here specifically in the month of August. In addition to the entrance ticket they are changing Rs. 250 and Rs.300 as vehicle charge and service charge at the entrance. Safari jeeps can be arranged from Rs. 3500 on ward. Nice experience.
Well 5 stars for the nature and for the park rangers who try so hard to protect the park and wildlife from poachers. They were super friendly. Unfortunately a sudden thunderstorm started while we were in the park. So couldn't see elephants by the tank, but a few here and there enjoying the rain which ended the drought which lasted for many months
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