Holidays in Minneriya National Park
This expansive national park is the best place in the region to view wild elephants in their natural habitat. As well as an abundance of elephants, nearly 9000 hectares of scrubland and light forest is home to deer, macaques and a tremendous variety of bird life including the sea eagle. Get up close to these mighty creatures on a jeep safari. The dry season from June to September is the best time to visit, when the animals gather around the huge reservoir that dominates the park. The park's location makes it easily combinable with visits to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa.