3rd century A.D

8890 hectares of MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK is famous for nature location and irrigation water reservoir in Sri Lanka . The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favorites such as elephants, sambhur deer, colourful birds.

However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built by King Mahasena in 3rd century AD ). During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) those come to fish in the shallow water. Late evening you will see picturesque scenery of sunset and more birds.





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