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.read more
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..read more
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.read more
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
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
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
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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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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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.