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 Moragaswewa trip maker tool.
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Tours to Minneriya National Park
$75 BOOK WITH VIATOR Day tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy by Aaliya Tours Day tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy by Aaliya Tours
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
$5 BOOK WITH VIATOR Most Popular Round Tour in Sri Lanka Most Popular Round Tour in Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 days
$40 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Dambulla Sigiriya Tour with Lunch Private Dambulla Sigiriya Tour with Lunch
Duration: 6 to 9 hours
$500 BOOK WITH VIATOR 4 Days Tour to Kandy, Sigiriya & Nuwara Eliya 4 Days Tour to Kandy, Sigiriya & Nuwara Eliya
Duration: 4 days
$60 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sigiriya & Minneriya National Park Safari Full Day Tour Sigiriya & Minneriya National Park Safari Full Day Tour
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
$150 BOOK WITH VIATOR Minneriya Elephant Safari wth Sigiriya & Dambulla Cave Temples Full Day Tour Minneriya Elephant Safari wth Sigiriya & Dambulla Cave Temples Full Day Tour
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
$62 BOOK WITH VIATOR All Inclusive Private Safari in Minneriya National Park All Inclusive Private Safari in Minneriya National Park
Duration: 240 to 270 minutes
$75 BOOK WITH VIATOR Negombo to Sigiriya - Private Day Tour Negombo to Sigiriya - Private Day Tour
Duration: 15 hours
$34 BOOK WITH VIATOR Kandy Dambulla Sigiriya Tour Kandy Dambulla Sigiriya Tour
Duration: 4 to 10 hours
Minneriya National Park reviews
Enjoyed my jeep trip around this park. Saw lots of animals and birds. I was taken to a lot areas and felt I saw the park to its full advantage
Enjoyed my jeep trip around this park. Saw lots of animals and birds. I was taken to a lot areas and felt I saw the park to its full advantage more »
We were taken to our jeep and driven to the park,,,we drove about a bit and saw some elephants but they were quite far from us and couldn’t really take any photos but our driver was very good and...
We were taken to our jeep and driven to the park,,,we drove about a bit and saw some elephants but they were quite far from us and couldn’t really take any photos but our driver was very good and... more »
Set in the heart of the popular cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, Minneriya National Park is mostly known for its incredible elephant migration, which is one of Asia’s finest wildlife experiences. During the drier months of June to September, as many as 300 elephants congregate in the Minneriya National Park around the ancient Minneriya water tank (which dates back to 3rd Century AD), taking advantage of the receding waters that provide an important water source.
I really enjoyed while I was traveling to Polonnaru passing this greenery place fully covered trees and lucky to capture some photos of deer and elephants. I don’t wonder to see elephants or deer here but when I saw dogs there, it was really hurt me, why people leaving innocent dogs near this jungle. I respect this nature and this is the home of wild animals and please enjoy the movements without disturbing their lives. please follow the instructions and traffic signs, always animals crossing the road and please also don’t throw your waste outside the road.
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