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Minneriya National Park: Elephant Gathering

60 km from our HQ in Anuradhapura is the entrance to the Minneriya National Park, within which the 'Gathering' of wild elephants takes place. Said to be the largest in the world, up to 400 elephants gather here between July and October when water sources dry, and elephants migrate to the Minneriya Tank (a lake made in the 3rd C BC), to graze and drink. Elephants may be seen here year round, and up to 100 have been sighted in February. 

Earlier Event: June 5
Anuradhapura: Poson Festival
Later Event: July 28
Jaffna: The Nallur Annual Festival