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Minneriya National Park

Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Habarana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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UAE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We started early in the morning (5:30 Am from hotel) the Jeep deriver was so nice we saw some birds and 8 elephants, it was nice but I was expecting to see more animals not only elephants but in general the drive in the Jeep (open top) was so excited, we loved it.

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Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Habarana Sri Lanka most popular travel destination for Elephant back safari holiday activity, distance from Colombo to Habarana 210Km, Habarana is transit point of large herds of wild life and wilfe elephants at National park of Minneriya and Kaudulla, Habarana is popular among wildlife enthusiasts and natural tours, deluxe hotels and budget hotels are available for overnight booking in Habarana.... More 

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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

well organised tour , lots of elephants and wild animals and birds to see.. seeing elephant in the wild freely roaming and grazing is amazing experience..

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.[1] The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The abundance of wildlife is fantastic particularly the huge herds of elephants. I disliked the large number of other visitors, however, there are some quiet area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were taken to the park with only elephants and birds. It doesnt take too long either. Not an exciting safari.

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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A lovely place to visit. We must have seen about 100 elephants during the trip, all ages including babies and tuskers. And even a group of about 10 crossing the road after we had left the park, stopping the traffic for ages! Lots of bird life too. So nice to see elephants in the wild.

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Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Much hyped Minneria National park, we could see some elephants grazing about. Felt it was a sheer waste of time and Money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you want to see Elephants running freely in the Jungle, this is the place to be! Although it wasn't the season to see allot of elephants cause it was a Dry season we Managed to see around 30 elephants and it was a Great Experience!

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northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

MINNERIYA/KAUDULLA NATIONAL PARK The Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park includes a 249 square km reservoir, built by King Mahasen about 15 centuries ago. We saw more than 300 wild elephants gather on the shores of the reservoir. This gathering is the highlight of the National Park and is one the largest in the wild anywhere in the world. We also spotted deer,... More 

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