Minneriya National Park

The national park has an ancient man made tank; Minneriya which date back to 276 – 303 BC and park has a land area of 8890 hectares. During the dry season large herds of elephants are seen gathering at the tank, and this make Minneriya National park an elephant lover’s paradise. During the dry season many herds of elephants are gathering around the lake and remain there throughout the season. This ritual has been dubbed “The Gathering” by elephant enthusiasts.

Up to 300+ elephants including their young are known to have been seen around the tank during these months, which is why it is popularly known as the ‘Elephant Gathering’ pe riod. If you visit Minneriya during this time of year, you will have a fascinating and unforgettable experience! Contact the Resident Naturalist of Jetwing Vil Uyana for Elephant safaris:
chaminda@jetwinghotels.com or +94 66 2286001IMG_7812IMG_7365