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Visit the Minneriya National Park in Sigiriya

Minneriya National Park in Sigiriya

Spot a huge gathering of an Asian herd of elephants here

Tourism in Sigiriya

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Jan - Apr
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About Minneriya National Park in Sigiriya

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island country rich in wildlife. It is a land known for its flora and fauna. With quite a range of national parks, it offers some of the best wildlife tours to visitors. One such park that is known for its safaris is Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park was announced a wildlife sanctuary in 1938 and became a national park much later in 1997. It is located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka and is an amazing place to add to one’s Sri Lanka trip. The reason behind making it a national park was to save the catchment area of Minneriya Tank and to also save the wildlife in the area. The main attraction here are the Asian elephants, and one can enjoy watching one of the largest gatherings of an Asian herd here. It is quite a spectacle and the top attraction of this national park.

The park is situated in a dry zone of Sri Lanka, and during the summer season, it becomes the feeding ground for animals, which is when one can spot these magnificent Minneriya National Park animals. If you are wondering about things to do in Minneriya National Park, then there are jeep safaris which are the top activity to do here. There are various jeep safari tours that one can take here on their visit to Minneriya National Park. The Minneriya National Park jeep safari is available both in the morning and evening. The morning safari gives one a chance of birdwatching and spotting peacocks, pelicans, eagles and other birds. While the evening Minneriya National Park safari offers one with a chance of spotting some of the largest herd of elephants among other animals like crocodiles, Iguanas and more.

Other than the main attraction here which is watching the elephants in the wild in their natural habitat, the national park is quite scenic. One can click a lot of pictures of the flora and fauna here. The park is at a distance of 180 km from Colombo and one can take day tours from the city to this national park. Visit Minneriya National Park on a trip to Sri Lanka among other wildlife attractions.

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    Amol Ratan Singh Lottey

    New delhi

    Amol's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    I traveled to Sri Lanka with my wife to celebrate our 1st marriage anniversary. It was our first ever visit to Sri Lanka and I would say we were lucky to book it with Direct Link Private Limited. Our guide for the tour was Ismath and he did a fantastic job throughout the trip. Our journey was carefully curated to help us experience the maximum number of places in the 5 days that we had for the visit. The choice of hotels was fantastic throughout. Nuwara Eliya was the highlight of our trip - the place is simply magical and the hotel chosen by Mr. Arshad was amazing. I would recommend everyone to choose Direct Link as their travel partners. I look forward to visiting the country again soon once the pandemic ends. Will connect with Direct Link again and would request the services of Ismath once again. Thank you guys for the memorable trip.

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    Nagrajan

    Mumbai

    Nagrajan's 5 days trip to Sigiriya

    Hi First of Thanks to Travel Triangle - Relax Lanka for this Srilanka Trip - their are some CONS AND PROS- First of all thanks to Driver /Guide Mr. Sanjay he was amazing person - and was very help full throughout the Tour pros :- All the hotels was very Good and luxurious - and in all the hotels dinner was their so didn't faced any problem of food Cons : we have paid 35K for two person thats ok - but for the all the activities we had to pay the Extra charges - 1. like elephant safari - we paid : 3KINR which was not at all worth you can just see some 4 elephants 2.. Madhu River we have paid 60$ for two person for just a ride of 1hours - Again it was not worth - when we checked in the NET it was just 400RS person - We feel like we have been cheated 3. tortoise watching _ we paid 2K INR - again its just a small house hold person running the tortoise park -- not worth One more suggestion they ask for charges for everything- even before travelling we asked them about Corona Crisis they said its nothing over here we reached on 11th March and from 12th March Srilanka has started their to close many things - if they have informed about this we would postphoned our Trip - Even we have enquired about VISA - they have informed us that for indian citizen it is on Arrival - its was not at all True - before travelling we need to take online visa which compulsory and it is free for indian Citizen - But Relax lanka was asking for 20$ fee for visa if i want to take it from them -- it was good i done it from my side Would suggest instead of going to Srilanka - i would suggest plan for NORTH EAST - which is worth value for money

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    Krishnakumar Sriram

    Bengaluru

    Krishnakumar's 9 days trip to Sigiriya

    Since our trip could not be completed due to corona restrictions, we were forced to return 2 days in advance . We had requested for proportionate refund but not received any response regarding the refund. Kindly consider and refund proportionately in all fairness. We are sure you will respond positively Bhaskar T Whatever covered during the trip was nice. We would like to continue you as our travel partner for all future travel

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    Mumbai

    Priya's 7 days trip to Sigiriya

    Sri Lanka Trip- Great service by Pearly Gates- Highly recommended- The Company's representative, Nimni, was in constant touch throughout the trip- Customised the trip based on our requirements- Timely responses and excellent private car, Al thought, Driver(Roshan) was was polite and humble but not very informed about places. Balanced Hotel selection , overall a great stay and experience.

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    Deepak Ramu

    Mumbai

    Deepak's 7 days trip to Sigiriya

    Good hotels! Resourceful driver cum guide! My only issue is with the booking process. Travel triangle took 25 days to finalise my booking even though i was instantly getting back to them with updates/changes to my tour itinerary. I am otherwise completely satisfied with the trip.

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    Abhishek Blade

    Delhi

    Abhishek's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    I missed my flight from chennai to colombo due to, your improper connecting flight scheduling, Indigo flight from Delhi to Chennai being delayed and due to reschedule of Indigo flight from 5:55am to 5:40am and by the time I reached the checkin gates were already closed.Due to which I have to book another flight from Chennai to Colombo on Sri lankan Airlines that costed me around Rs. 13794.There is no update from your side that what all are you doing to get my money reimbursed from Indigo because of missed flights as there was no fault of mine for the same and your travel agent told me that they are helpless and you your self need to talk to the Indigo Airlines. Secondly I need a complete distribution of my bills explaining me clearly my flights cost, travel cost, hotels and others which ideally should be done before payment even but I have not received it even after payments and even after my trip

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    Shashank Bhatt

    Delhi

    Shashank's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    I booked my trip through Udani and had great experience, Ravishi is spot on right from answering my queries to following up on the trip and post my trip. she is very polite and guided me well. on my Arrival i meet my drive and guide Ravi he is a amazing guy he has taken me to the nicest places to eat and explore. i will surely recommend Udani to the traveler and will soon be back to explore Srilanka further more. cheers. shashank

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    Anil Kumar Srivastava

    New delhi

    Anil's 11 days trip to Sigiriya

    We undertook 11 days tour of Sri Lanka from 29th Feb to 10th March 2020 and visited Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Mirissa, Bentota and Colombo. The entire tour was well planned by the travel agency and it was quite comfortable tour. Taxi driver with luxurious sedan was with us for the entire tour from day one and provided Sim card for connectivity and also worked as guide. We stayed for 2 days at certain places but no local sightseeing on the first day was arranged by the Agency. At some places food was not to our taste. In all tour was very satisfying and comfortable.

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    Sree Karthik Hebbale Somashekar

    Bangalore

    Sree's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    I had one of the best experience with SEEMAX Travels. I was on a vacation to Srilanka for 6 days with family and my friends family. Seemax travel arranged each and everything in an organized manner and every thing was up to the mark.Driver Rajakaruna was a very professional and amazing person. He picked up on time from the Airport and also helped us in exploring places in Srilanka. All the Hotels were awesome with all amenities, Food was really great and more than our expectation. They were able to cover all the places as per the itinerary which was requested by us. I would like to thank Dilshan and team for making this holiday an amazing experience. I would also want to recommend SEEMAX TRAVEL FOR YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE. It is one-stop for all your travel info at affordable prices. Seemax Travel is trustworthy.

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    Mumbai

    Aatish's 7 days trip to Sigiriya

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    The best time to visit the park is during the dry season from July to October if one wants to enjoy watching the Asian herd of elephants.

    Yes, it is always a good option to book a safari tour or a jeep beforehand to get around in Minneriya National Park.

    There are two safari tours that take place at Minneriya National Park. If you want to enjoy bird-watching, then take the morning jeep safari.

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