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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  • Our jeep driver was fantastic and at times we felt like the only people in the park looking at the elephants not to mention birds, monkeys and a deer. Definitely an experience not to be missed in this...  more »
  • Location in North Central Province of Sri Lanka, Minneriya National Park is popular to witness elephants in their natural habitat. The best time to visit the park is before or around 02:00 PM in dry s...  more »
  • Spent 2-3 hours on a jeep at this national park in Horton plains. Saw a ton of wild elephants (more than 100) grazing and bathing in the watering hole. Driver took his time to drive us up close to the...  more »