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Minneriya National Park

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Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka

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We went into the park once in the morning and twice in the evening. We went specifically for the elephants bathing in the lake which we only saw in the evening but we loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went into the park once in the morning and twice in the evening. We went specifically for the elephants bathing in the lake which we only saw in the evening but we loved the tranquility of the morning best when there were fewer vehicles and lots more birds. There were too many jeeps near the elephants but that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was a nice trip. We had an excellent driver that drove safely and took care of the environment. This is something getting used to; at one point i counted some 50 jeeps driving through the grassy areas and the inevitable jam will start where the jeeps are going for the top spots. I noticed a few drivers driving straight... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We saw about 100 elephants and the whole experience was breathtaking. The Jeeps are fast and bumpy - take water and sunscreen because it is hot and dry. It is worth shopping around for a Jeep - the hotels will charge about $50 - $60 per person but we got a jeep for the four of us for $50. In... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good Place to move around...not much to see but can be cruised along on way to major triangle attractions.

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Bexhill East sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic few hours spent, as we saw so many elephants, it was breath taking.. The jeeps are good fun but a bit shaky, hold on to your hats, sunglasses etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Today we visited the national park, hoping to see "an" elephant. We were so lucky to see several large groups up close including lota of baby elephants. A magical experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Visited in July to see the elephant gathering. Saw over 200 elephants of all ages and got quite close to them. However very busy with lots of jeeps. Would definitely recommend though. Best time to go is mid afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

It's a very nice and beautiful area. It takes about 40 minutes to get to the lake, the you can see lots of elephants in different sizes. But just elephants, monkeys and some birds and hundreds of safari vehicles. It's better to get there in the afternoon and mind before 6:30 pm they close the gate.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to see some of the natural wonders of Sri Lanka. Fabulous birds (hawks, eagles, kites, peacocks, kingfishers, storks, ibis...it goes on forever), water buffalo, mongoose and of course wild elephants, lots of them. Make sure you go later in the afternoon though when they come out of the forest to have a drink and a bath!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This place has full of elephants. We saw some birds, a crocodile, monkeys, some peacocks and the rest elephants. I think it's a bit overpriced for only that sight. Aside from the entrance fee, you need to hire a jeep which is also costly.

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Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Habarana

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