Minneriya National Park
Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas. The central feature is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3 AD), which becomes a magnet for elephants during the dry season, as well as huge flocks of birds that come to fish the shallow waters.
- Where: North Central Province
- Ideal for viewing: spot-billed pelican, Asian elephant, leopard, sambar, sloth bear
- Excellent for: Vehicle safaris, Birdwatching