Minneriya National Park, Habarana
(3.9/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Habarana family vacation planner to add Minneriya National Park and other attractions to your Habarana vacation plans.
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  • In this National Park, you get mainly elephants to see. Really impressive how here live elephants in the wild. And so close. You crossed even our street. No chains but freedom. You tour whose been biking with a jeep through the Park and watched the grazing herds. Peacock, birds, snakes and other small animals walked us through the way. Supposedly there were bears, we have not been that to face. Overall a very nice experience. Reportedly to have the Yala National Park but a greater diversity of species, but also lies at the other end of the country... Cost about 5000-6000 RPS verdict: worth
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  • My wife loves elephants to travel agent booked this National Park. I think I have never seen so many in one place ...:-) Lots of other animals as well, but great to have come so close to the big elefanthjordarna.
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  • We visited the park in November 2016 as part of our tour of Sri Lanka. The park constrained lots of wildlife and we would recommend going towards the end of the day when the elephants seemed to be mos...  more »