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North Central Province

Minneriya National Park

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Open Now: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 888 585
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Reviewed yesterday

This national park is mostly famous for elephant watching safari and you can see the big numbers of elephants in one place and their behaviors . Reaching to the elephant can be too dangerous and many jeep drivers do this inappropriate things to make tourist...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SiriLak_Tour
Reviewed yesterday

The national park of Minneriya is one of the best trips we’ve had on our visit to Sri Lanka. It was one of the highlights of the trip, actually. The landscape is spectacular. There is no doubt that the views across the reservoir are awesome....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank RachelBramantya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Sri Lanka, there are few national parks where you can go on safari to watch for wild animals like Udawalawa, Yala, Wilpaththu & so on. Minneriya is special because of the wide range of areas and the number of elephants I was able to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RifnazM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the Beginning the tour I was a little apprehensive as to whether we would be fortunate enough to see any elephants - this wasn't a problem! Although the drive through the woodland area was exciting in the jeeps and we spotted some wonderful trees...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank garethmichael
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

We had a terrific afternoon drive to the Park where we saw a number of elephant bulls, usually alone, and many larger groups of up to about 50 mothers with babies of various ages. Some were only a few weeks old and it was interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pullenmom
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Among the 24 species of mammals resident in the park are Elephants, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Buffalo, Wild Pig, Grey Langers, Purple-faced Leaf Monkey and many more! I am sure , you will Surprise!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hasintha n
Reviewed October 4, 2019

The elephants were amazing! So many jeeps lined up but it was incredible to see them in their element. Kids liked the jeep ride too. A highly of our trip to sri lanka!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Aneirahh
Reviewed October 1, 2019

We did a half day Jeep tour through the park to view the elephants roaming the park. We were not disappointed and saw an amazing number of elephants roaming the area and were able to get up close and get some incredible pictures of these...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RichandLou720
Reviewed September 30, 2019

Very lucky to go to this park when the annual gathering was taking place. The elephants live in Clans, and they all meet and form a herd at the lake. We were in Sri Lanka when this was going on, and we saw them coming...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed September 30, 2019

I took this tour with a specific tour company and highly recommend! I had my own private jeep (albeit a little uncomfortable) but I saw so many elephants I could not have asked for more! The tour guide was very informative and excited for me...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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September 13, 2019|
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Response from Lcrperera27 | Property representative |
Don't visit minneriya national park visit Kaudulla National Park Park thise days Elephant move to the Kaudulla National over 300 wild elephant can see further assistance +94713227050 Whatsapp or log on TripAdvisor Kaudulla... More
July 31, 2019|
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Response from Ruth H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely. We were there in late Jan - early Feb - lots of elephants!
July 4, 2019|
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Response from Lcrperera27 | Property representative |
Best whether ever you seen suny and hot soo far August is the best to visit Anuradhapura polonnaruwa Sigiriya Dambulla Trincomalee Arugambe Kalpitiya but one part of Country down South area whether is not good Galle, mathar... More