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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

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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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    Malay Mitra

    New delhi

    Malay's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    I am very happy with the Srilankan agent Travco and and they took good care of me throughout. The Chauffeur?guide was excellent and was eager to help us whenever needed. I would recommend them to anyone travelling to Srilanka.
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    Jeetu Bhagtani

    Dubai

    Jeetu's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    I must accept the fact here that before proceeding on this trip I was a bit worried due to ongoing situation out there and what I have been seeing and reading in media but when I landed in there it was one of best holidays I have ever had. I should say that if anybody wants to visit Sri Lanka and t
    hey are sceptical about it due to ongoing situation there so they must be rest assured that tourism is not at all affected in there and all tourism activities are going on without any interruption. I found Sri Lanka as a place where people are so nice and generous and whatever the protests are going on are only against the government and are more or less peaceful. And for the people who are worrying about fuel and electricity so I must tell them that they should not be worrying about it since I noticed fuel is only an issue in Colombo and the more you go inside the country the problem is not that much, Evan I saw so many fuel stations in Nuwara Eliya and Yala with hardly any queues and whenever there is a power cut, the hotels are well equipped with backup generators with fuel. Now coming to my point to point experience. I must say that Mr. Prasanna is so professional and he arranged everything for us and we did not require to worry about anything. Also, special mention to our driver Mr. Bandara who is a gem of a person and is a very humble and polite guy. He was always on time and his driving skills are the best. Hotels in Colombo and Yala could have been better as both the hotels doesn't fit into the category of 4 or 5 star as per my understanding. Hotels in Kandy and Bentota were the best. Overall it was a fantastic experience visiting Sri Lanka and I would recommend every one to visit this beautiful country once in their lifetime. Thanks
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    Debjani Brahmachari

    Colombo

    Debjani's 16 days trip to Sigiriya

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    & best wishes for her future. Our driver Mr. Samson was also very good. Clean & hygiene maintained in the car properly through out the journey. Good driving skill & well versed with the roads. Polite in behaviour. We all r extremely happy & very much satisfied with Samson. We r humbled by his gesture. Keep it up Samson & all the best for ur future. Overall we r satisfied with the service provider. Thank u all. Stay safe & healthy.
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    Jinal Shah

    Bengaluru

    Jinal's 7 days trip to Sigiriya

    Ashok from Amara was of great help.. even with all the issues in the country he made sure everything was well arranged. The driver Rohit and guide pradeep were also very nice and well informed. Overall a great trip I will give zero ratings to Travel triangle.. they are horrible at responding.
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    Sreejan Sur

    Bengaluru

    Sreejan's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    ***The Good Experience*** 1. Prasanna helped us plan the trip, he is a humble person, and always available to clear our queries. 2. The driver Shanuka was also good, can speak english well and was helpful. 3. All the hotels were good , however in the bentota hotel, we faced some power problem duri
    ng day time as they had limited diesel and wanted to use it at night for backup. 4. Even though there were large queues at petrol pump, since we were international tourists, we were given priority and did not had to wait much during refueling. Overall the trip well well except the below bad experience. ***The Bad Experience*** 1. Our 100 USD got stolen, and is most likely by the boat driver of Madhu Ganga Boat Safari at Mangrove Cave Hotel. We have strong reason to believe so, as he made us stop at buddha temple island even though it was not an official stop, asking us to keep the handbag in boat which we wanted to keep with us, then going back to boat with our slippers when we were in temple. He also had other foreign currencies like INR, when we asked the source, he didn't say anything. We realized this next day, otherwise we could have confronted. I would recommend to never take tourists to Mangrove Cave Hotel for boat safari, instead take them to some other operator. 2. We had difficulty in getting the remaining LKR exchanged at airport for USD, as given the crisis, limited exchanges were having USD and they were asking for receipt of USD to LKR exchange (which we didn't had). After many requests one exchange agreed to exchange our LKR for EUR. Would recommend tourists to always exchange from a authorized exchange and keep the receipt securely. ***Overall Experience*** I will still give SHA travels a 5 star rating as trip was largely well managed and hotels were good. I would like more tourists to visit Sri Lanka with a broader mind and help them revive their economy
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    Varun

    Bengaluru

    Varun's 9 days trip to Sigiriya

    Sana Kasim, no good person, minting money. We need to decide on places, who are you?
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    Yeshmail

    Bangalore

    Yeshmail's 9 days trip to Sigiriya

    The travel agent provided all required information and made it easy for us to take travel decision. They were at the airport to receive us and handover the currency and simcards. The driver and cab provided were good. However at the fag end of the trip the driver was in a hurry to go home and did n
    ot encourage us to cover more places. May be because of the fuel crisis there
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    Amol Kadam

    Mumbai

    Amol's 7 days trip to Sigiriya

    Tour was very well planned and executed by chamodi from Active Adventure Lanka. Chauffeur who was provided was chauffeur/Guide too. well experienced a person. Thankyou chamodi & Titus for making my trip safe and memorable.
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    Shalmoli Sengupta

    Kolkata

    Shalmoli's 9 days trip to Sigiriya

    This indeed was a trip to remember! From the time we landed at the island country , every moment has been beautiful. Our 9 days itinerary covered Sigiriya, Kandy,NuwaraEliya, Yala, Bentota & Colombo. We were a bit sceptical to travel amidst the current economic crisis! But our trip was not hampere
    d at all. The places, hotels , the hospitality, the roads the activities and the food - everything will be cherished for long. Coming to our guide for the entire trip - Priyantha Sir - 10stars is not enough. A gem of a person, always with a smiling face , he ensured we have the best time ever! The entire our been made special by Chamodi. A lot of thanks to her. We took our parents in the trip - she ensured everything goes fine. It was a beautiful gesture on her part to enquire about us throughout the trip! If ever we travel to SriLanka we will ensure its with her The only thing negative about the trip is our last stay - Hotel Nelly Marine. Given the hospitality,food and view we got throughout the journey, this hotel was just not upto the mark. Neither the food options or the view of the hotel. SriLanka is beautiful, Active Srilanka made it more special for us. Once again thanks to Priyantha Sir, Chamodi for the experience. Thanks to TravelTriangle for connecting us with Active Srilanka!
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    Poshika Reddy

    Chennai

    Poshika's 6 days trip to Sigiriya

    V had a very hassle free vacation to srilanka…thanks to travel triangle

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    What is the best time to visit Minneriya National Park?

    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.

    Do I need to make prior bookings to visit Minneriya National Park?

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

    When is a good time to go for bird-watching at 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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