Minneriya National Park

Those who love to witness the grace and appeal of the mighty giants of the jungles, as they mingle and gather in their natural habitat should certainly make a visit to the Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka.

The vegetation of the park consists of mixed evergreen tropical forests, abandoned oaks, grasslands and wetlands. The ‘Gathering’, the largest concentration of elephants in Asia, happens when over 300 gather on the grassland that sprouts on the receding shores of Minneriya Lake.

The Gathering at Minneriya is now ranked sixth amongst the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles by Lonely Planet.