Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka.  The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 millions in the six months ending in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres from Colombo.


  • Pickup from Colombo Hotel
  • Transfer to Minneriya (05 Hours Drive)
  • Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park (03 Hours Safari)
  • Transfer back to Colombo (05 Hours Drive)



  • Treavelling time duration can be changed (Short or Long) due to traffic, weather and unavoidable reasons.


  • Pickup and Airport Drop
  • All Transfers in Air Conditioned Car
  • English Speaking Chauffeur
  • Entrance Tickets for All Mentioned Excursions
  • Cost for Jeep Safari
  • Drinking Water
  • No Hidden Cost


  • Meals Outside of the Stated Meal Plan 
  • Expenses of Personal Nature 
  • Any Other Services Not Specified above


  • Respect the nature & keep the park clean. 
  • Ask your driver to go slowly & keep s good distance from the animal. 
  • Always allow elephant herds to stay together. 
  • Don't feed the Animals, Smoke or Litter. 
  • Maintain silence. 


Park Hours : 06 am - 06.00 pm >>> Last ticket sold at 04.30 pm.

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