When we talk about the wildlife of Sri Lanka, it’s the elephants that come to our minds first. If on a holiday in Sri Lanka, you’ll come across many sanctuaries to view these majestic creatures.
When in Sri Lanka, you should not miss visiting the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. A fascinating place that is always covered in most popular Sri Lanka wildlife tours, Pinnawala is best known for its large population of elephants. Drive to Pinnawala to catch a glimpse of bathing elephants in the river! If you love spending more time with the jumbos, have a nice time bathing an elephant!
The “Minneriya Elephant Gathering” is popular the world over for its incredible sight of the gentle giants. In the months of July and August, the dry zone in Sri Lanka is confronted with prolonged droughts tempting herds of elephants to move away in search of water and food. Most of these jumbos gather around Minneriya tank which never goes out of water even during the dry season! Located within easy reach of Sigiriya, this park is just one of the rustic wildlife reserves Nature Odyssey and other leading tour operators in Sri Lanka cover.
Framed by its picturesque Central Highlands, the Udawalawe National Park is one of the best places to spot Asian elephants in the wild. This park experiences a warm and very humid climate which is considered to be favorable for the numerous kinds of wildlife who make their home here.
This park is renowned as one of the best localities in Sri Lanka for spotting wild elephants in sizable numbers. Elephants found in this area are slightly dangerous because these elephants are less accustomed to humans.
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