Seasonal Happenings


Undertake a 3.30 hrs. car journey to the North where an amazing encounter with a unique wildlife beauty of the island is awaiting for you – Elephant Gathering in Minneriya National Park.

The park is one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants and wading birds. The period from June to September is considered to be the best time to watch the big beautiful creatures and known as “the gathering” – when more than 200 elephants come from Wasgamuwa National Park and gather at the Minneriya water tank by the evening in search for bathe and food during the dry season. The Elephant Gathering is the largest, seasonally recurring concentration of wild elephants in the world.

Season Tips:

  • Season for Elephant Gathering in Minneriya National Park – from June to September though the Park remains one of the best places on the island to see elephants during other months too.
  • You can depart from hotel earlier and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress with its highlight – climb the Lion Rock – en route to the park.