Situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, the Minneriya National Park is one of the best places in the nation to go elephant watching.
The Minneriya National Park is home to the eponymous tank, which is a massive man-made reservoir that was built in the ancient times by King Mahasen sometime during the 3rd Century AD. It was one of sixteen such tanks built by the king.
Minneriya has a pretty notable selection of wildlife appearing within it, encompassing 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, and 25 species of reptiles. Despite a number of species being found here, this park is famous for its elephants.
The Elephant Corridor
During the dry season, large herds of elephants head towards the Minneriya Tank for water and to feed on the grass fields that are found along the edges of the reservoir. Although on average, herds of around 200 elephants tend to gather during this time, although some sources claim to have witnessed over 700.
Minneriya National Park has become a very popular tourist destination, and there are many places of accommodation nearby. Most Sigiriya hotels are also a short distance from Minneriya National Park, such as Habarana Village by Cinnamon.
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