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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5-6 Days
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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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    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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    Rushabh's 9 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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