Minneriya National Park
Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka
The amazing Minneriya National Park is renowned for its elephant populations and beautiful scenery. Enjoy a safari drive in search of the Asian elephant, a highlight for many during their tour through this fascinating teardrop isle.
Minneriya National Park is situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The park affords the opportunity to sight herds of elephants throughout the year however August and September are the best time to view the famous gathering of the wild elephants, the largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. There are also monkeys, deer, and lots of different bird species.
As Minneriya is pretty much the only national park you can visit without having to stay there, it does mean it can get busy, and it also means the jeeps and guides are not as polished or professional as you may find in the other parks.