Minneriya National Park, Moragaswewa

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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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  • 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 »
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  • 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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