Minneriya National park is famous for watching elephants and observing their behaviors. You can reach Minneriaya national park via Habarana-Polonnaruwa road. The main entrance is located In a village call Ambagaswewa, just 9 km away from Habarana. This park covers an area of 8890 hectares of land extent. Other than elephants, this park is home for many water birds, dears, reptiles and monkeys.
This park got its name Minneriya, because of the famous Minneriya tank, which was located by the park.
This tank was built by King Mahasen during 3rd century AD and still provides irrigation lifeline for farmer
community in the area.
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