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Hurulu Eco Park

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Address: Habarana-Trincomalee Road | Habarana-Trincomalee Road, 50150, Habarana, North Central Province, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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0712908181
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Private Tour: Hurulu Eco Park Safari
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Hurulu Park

It's a elephant heaven, it's used as a temporary stay while moving from Kaudulla National Park to Minneriya,

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
shehamramiz
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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Dhaka,,Bangladesh
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was expecting to see a village of elephants together, as mentioned in other reviews and the tour agent. But they were just 3-4 at a time. However we enjoyed it. Especially my daughter

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The eleohants were certainly here! Saw an amazing group if 50 together towards the end if our afternoon safari. Not to mention many birds including a hawk eagle.

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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a elephant heaven, it's used as a temporary stay while moving from Kaudulla National Park to Minneriya,

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a mad made park but can see elephants most of the time of year. We went there 2-3 times & every time we visited able to see them. Not a quite adventure safari when you compare with other parks in Sri Lanka

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Scotland
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Safari with local guy. Tour lasted about 3.5 hours. Hundreds of Elephants came out of jungle heading for grass and water,

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Thank AyrshireLad007
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I visited this park in april. its on of the few national parks in srilanka where you get to see elephants in a close distance. However except the elephants it's incredibly difficult to see other animals such as leopards and jackails since its a dense forest. At times it gets very interesting. Once one huge bull elephant got annoyed by... More 

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Thank Rivon94
Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Difficult seeing the indian elephants at first, but ended up seeing a whole family plus a leopard in a tree! Bumpy ride, but worth to see the beautiful nature of Sri Lanka.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a great experience. Managed to get up close to several of these majestic beasts in their natural environment. Beautiful to see.

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Thank maw0504
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Best place to sight elephants during monsoon and can do some bird watching..I recommend to do a safari early in the morning or late in the evening.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is the place Elephants gather during the monsoon period and after that till the conditions are right so they can move to Minneriya and Kawdulla national park. Always advise your safari drivers not to go too close, you are seeing the largest land mammal in asia, so no need to go under their trunk and face the repercussion.

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