Minneriya National Park

Making Sri Lanka a curious island to visit, Minneriya National Park is a national park full of mysterious, loving sites to visit.

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Asian Elephants

Situated in the North Central Province, this park consists of mixed evergreen forests and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favourites such as sambar, deer, leopards and especially elephants.

The enormous Minneriya Rainwater Reservoir, the focal point of this park, is a preposterous place to witness the elephants that come to bathe and graze on the grasses thus, the largest known gathering of Asian elephants in the world, as well as the huge flocks of birds that come to fish in the shallow waters. The dry season from May to September, is reckoned to be the best time of visit, whereas the park is located in close to three more wild life parks namely, Kaudulla National Park to the North, Wasgamuwa National Park to the South and Flood Plains National Park to the Northeast.

Furthermore, this park is situated within the famed Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka that features no less than five UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely, Anuradhapura to the Northwest, Polonnaruwa to the Southeast, Sigiriya to the Southwest, Golden Dambulla Rock Cave Temple to the Southwest and Kandy to the further south of Dambulla.With its breathtaking destinations to visit, Minneriya becomes a wonderful site, for it’s not merely a jungle with trees, but also a paradise that recalls the pride of our mother nature.