Minneria National Park, with the world’s largest and fascinating gathering of Asian elephants, is situated about 150 kilometers from Villa Arcadia.
This safari is an absolute highlight of any visit to Sri Lanka. Some 400 elephants come for grassing and bathing in the Minneria tank built by King Mahasen in third century AD.
The scenery is absolutely majestic.
Apart from elephants, Minneria National Park is home to 160 species of birds, 75 species of butterflies, and 24 species of mammals, some of which are endemic.
Best time to visit is during dry period from May to September.