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About Minneriya National Park

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Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is located 182 km away from Colombo in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The major cities closest to Minneriya National Park is Habarana and Polonnaruwa. The renovated vast ancient Minneriya Rainwater Reservoir that irrigates the considerable area of the district of Polonnaruwa is the focal point of the Minneriya National Park. Being part of the elephant corridor which joins up with Kaudulla and Wasgamuwa National Parks, Minneriya National Park gives the opportunity to see herds of Elephants throughout the year. May to October is the best period to visit Minneriya National Park in view of the World famous Great Elephant Gathering of the Asian wild elephants.

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Great Elephant Gathering

Minneriya National Park is the world largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. During this period herds up to 350 elephants are seen at the 8,890 hectare park within a few square kilometers of the Minneriya Reservoir. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. In August and September each year during the dry season, wild elephants migrates from Wasgamuwa National Park to Minneriya National Park for search of food and shelter. Tourists visit Minneriya National Park largely because of elephants, especially in dry season..

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Safari Tours for see Elephants

View the famous elephants as they graze on the grasses growing on the tank bed. Perhaps you’ll spot any of the park’s diverse wildlife, including leopards, sloth bears, deer, wild buffalo, wild pigs, grey langers, purple-faced leaf monkeys, porcupines, and assorted birds.

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Jeep Safari services

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Morning Safari

Meet your experienced Safari Jeep Game driver from your hotel at 6 Am for your 2.5~3 hour morning jeep safari tour of Minneriya National Park. Morning tour is suitable for mostly Bird watching. Also you might see few other animals & elephants
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Evening Safari

Meet your experienced Safari Jeep Game driver from your hotel at 2.15 Pm for your 2.5~3 hour evening jeep safari tour of Minneriya National Park. Evening tour is suitable for mostly Elephant gathering watching. Also you might see few other animals & birds
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Half day Safari

Meet your experienced Safari Jeep Game driver from your hotel at 12.30 Pm for your 4.30 hour Half day jeep safari tour of Minneriya National Park. This tour is suitable for mostly Elephant gathering watching. Also you might see few other animals & birds
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Full day Safari

Meet your experienced Safari Jeep Game driver from your hotel at 6 AM for your Full Day private jeep safari tour of Minneriya National park. This tour is for photographers & animal lovers. Explore more time with wild Elephants, animals & birds!
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Tips

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Minneriya National Park | Best time to visit | Tips before go

Minneriya    Ranger    10 August 2018    78    2   

The Minneriya Gathering can see in the dry season from July to October with its peak in August and September. More than 350 wild Asian Elephants are gather arround the Minneriya Tank due to the water shortage. At dry season lot of grass grown on the banks of Minneriya reservoir & those are elephants favorite food. The wet season last from October to January.
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Best time of day to visit Minneriya National Park | Tips

Minneriya    Ranger    18 September 2018    54    3   

The best time of day to visit Minneriya National Park is afternoon. At afternoon elephants are coming out of forest to eat grass on the banks of Minneriya Tank & drink water. Also for the daily bath. Minneriya Evening Safari tour at 3.00 pm is better for skip the sunlight.
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Minneriya National Park opening hours

Minneriya    Ranger    10 October 2018    48    1   

Minneriya National Park opening Time is: 06.00 AM to 06.30 AM
Minneriya National Park open: 365 days of the year
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Contact

   Minneriya National Park,
       Rambawila, Minneriya, Sri Lanka
   Tel: (+94) 0275622011
   Hotline: (+94) 0776487757
   Email: hello@minneriya-national-park.cyou
   Website: https://minneriya-national-park.cyou/

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