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Exotic Natural Beauty of Minneriya safari
Minneriya national park is situated 182 km away from Colombo in the north central plains of Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa is the major city, which is nearest to Minneriya national park. Minneriya national park has no accommodation facilities within its boundaries. Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Habrana and Giritale are the nearest cities of Minneriya national park, where lots of luxury hotels and lodges situated.
Climate of minneriya national park:
Minneriya national park covers an area of 8,889 hectares lands, which has a tropical monsoon climate. The annual rainfall of minneriya national park is about 1146mm and the annual temperature is around 27.5 degree centigrade.
Vegetation of minneriya national park:
The vegetation of the minneriya national park consists of tropical dry mixed evergreen forests, abandoned grasslands, chena lands and wetlands. There are many species of small shrub in the open grasslands and old chena lands.
There are many types of trees and plants in minneriya national park such as - keppettia wara called by calotropis gigantean, kukuruman called by randia dumetorum and also there are variety types of grasses such as - wali indi called by phoenix zeylanica, katu-una called by bambusa bambos, pohon called by panicum maximum and illuk called by Imerata cylindirca.
There are also lots of phytoplankton, which is monopolized by microcystis and melosira. There are also have some large trees such as - Satin called by chloroxylon swietenia, kalumediriya called by diospyros quaesita, palu called by manilkara hexandra, halmilla called by berrya cordifolia, milla called by vitex altissima, weera called by drypets sepiaria etc. One can take a Sri Lanka Taxifor reaching the place.
Animals of minneriya national park:
There are around twenty four types of animals live in minneriya national park. Among those animals, some of are Leopards, Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sloth Bear, Wild Buffalo, Samba Deer, Grey Lingers, Wild Pig, three species of Mongoose, Purple faced Leaf Monkey, Porcupine and Indian Pangolin etc. With Sri Lanka Airport Transfer you can reach sri lanka in no time at all and start your discovery.
Birds of minneriya national park:
Minneriya national park has over 170 species of birds. From migrating waders like Woodsand Piper, Kentish Plovers and common sandpiper to forest birds like Rufus Woodpecker the globally endangered Lesser Adjutant, Malabar pied Hornbills and the endemics Sri Lanka Grey Horn bill, Brown-capped Babbler, Sri Lankan Green Pigeon and Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl etc.
Minneriya safari is very attractive for any tourist. The minneriya national park’s most attractive things are Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sloth Bear, Wild Buffalo, Samba Deer, Grey Lingers, Wild Pig, three species of Mongoose, Purple faced Leaf Monkey, Porcupine and Indian Pangolin.
Also there have a wide range of birds like - Malabar pied Hornbills and the endemics Sri Lanka Grey Horn bill, Brown-capped Babbler, Sri Lankan Green Pigeon.