Minneriya National Park is located in the northern Central Plains of Sri Lanka. July to October is the best period to visit the park due to the renowned gathering of Wild Elephant herds: during the dry season – from August to September -, herds up to 300 Elephants are seen within a few square kilometres of the vast Minneriya Reservoir amidst the national park. This elephant gathering is a thrilling spectacle that will be remembered for the rest of the life of all those who are fortunate enough to witness it. Furthermore, the park is also home to 24 species of mammals, over 160 species of Birds, and 25 species of Reptiles. Safari camping is an ideal way to savour the splendour of the location from one of the many spots available for such camps. You may select a tour from a wide range of tours or enjoy one tailor-made just for you.
Bring your binoculars for better up-close views of the Elephants!
It is possible to visit the park all year round. The best time to visit Minneriya National Park is in the dry season from July to October with its peak in August and September. The Elephants gather together more than 300 around the water reservoir due to the lack of water. Frequently, the males are only around during the breeding season in June – July.
The Minneriya National Park is home to 24 different types of mammals, including more than 300 Elephants, 160 species of birds, 25 species reptiles including the painted-lip lizard, saltwater crocodile, Indian python, Asian water monitor, 26 species of fish and Over 75 species of butterflies live in this park as well!
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July to October is the best season to visit Minneriya national park as you can see more than 300 wild elephants.
Rainfalls of 1,500–2,000 millimetres can occur throughout the year. During May it is decreasing rainfall while June to September is the driest months. It’s often overcast from June to August. The minimum temperature and highest of the park are 20.6 °C (69.1 °F) and 34.5 °C (94.1 °F) respectively.
you’re better off going on a 4-5-hour morning and afternoon tour, to guarantee that you will see a lot of Elephants,Birds, Crocodiles, and many other animals at Minneriya National Park.
Whisper at sightings, a loud human voice may disturb animals and cause them to charge their behavior and movements Be conscious of wrappers and other litter flying out of your vehicle Always keep children under strict supervision and never allowed to wonder away Never feed the animals and always keeps a safe distance from them