Minneriya National Park, Habarana

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#1 of 11 in Parks in North Central Province
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 Habarana trip maker tool .
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  • We visited mid november and I actually had no idea what to expect. I'd read nothing before we arrived and I had in mind that it was a little like going on safari in that I may see one or two elephants...  more »
  • We went there mainly to get a closer look at a large group of wild elephants (generally there should be 200+ elephants). But sadly, there was like 10 elephants in different isolated locations and we w...  more »
  • This park has to be one of the best option in Sri Lanka to see a lot of wild elephants. We atleast encountered a hundred of elephants with a baby elephant which was around 7 days old according to the ...  more »

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