Minneriya National Park

Herds of wild elephants – around 300 in number – graze nearly 9000 hectares (22,240 acres) of Minneriya National Park, where life centers around Minneriya Lake. Watch in awe (cameras at the ready, naturally!) as long trunks draw water and calves roll around on the banks in wet mud.

Once a year, during the dry season, all 300 elephants gather around the banks of the lake to graze in a marvelous natural event known as “the Gathering.” This also happens to be the largest gathering of Asian elephants in the world.

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