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Minneriya National Park

minneriya national park
(Photo Credit: Vajira Gunasekara)

The Minneriya National Park is considered as the largest elephant gathering in the world. It is located in the north central province of Sri Lanka. Large number of Sri Lankan elephants gather to grass fields around the Minneriya tank in the dry season. Distance to this park from Colombo is about 182 kilometers. It is easy to find when traveling Colombo to Polonnaruwa via Habarana.

Minneriya tank was built by the King Mahasen in the third century AD. The forest area surrounds the tank was designated as a national park in 1998. Dry season grass fields around the tank is an attractive place for elephant population. 150 – 300 group of elephants migrate to surround areas of the Minneriya tank in search of food and water. October – May is the Ideal period to visit this national park.

This national park spread over an area of 8889 hectares and it is a water resource for many small rivers. Annual rainfall is about 1500 – 2000mm and Annual temperature is between 20 – 30C. Apart from elephants, this is a habitat for many wildlife.  Which can include leopards, bears, spotted deers, bulls, purple-faced green monkeys and frogs. 

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Mirissa Beach in Southern Province

Mirissa Beach
(Photo Credit: Dulith Kasun)

Sri Lanka is a small island in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded ocean has made so many beautiful beaches in this little island. Therefore, a lot of global travelers visit this paradise to experience its natural beauty. Mirissa is one of the most popular beaches and tourist destinations in Southern province of Sri Lanka. Distance between Mirissa and Colombo is about 146km and from Galle is about 35km.

Mirissa is an ideal place for surfing, whale watching, bathing and enjoying the sunshine. You can’t find any best place in Sri Lanka for whale watching. The journey to find whale is an awesome experience for any tourist. It will begin 7 am from the beach and takes 3 – 5 hours to reach whales.

There is a small island near the Mirissa beach. You can easily reach for it when the water level becomes low during some periods of the year. Another beautiful place around this beach is coconut tree hills. It was widely popular in recent years due to its simplicity amazing view to the sunset.

Surfing is the most popular water activity in Mirissa. Other than that, You can do swim, snorkel, spot fishing and cruises around the bay. The coastal area consists of many restaurants and where you can enjoy a fresh coconut. Mirissa harbor is near the beach and it is another ideal place to visit.

So, If you love to visit Sri Lanka in the coming months, don’t forget to reach this beautiful place in Matara district.

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