Situated in Polonnaruwa district, Minneriya national park in Sri Lanka attracts wildlife enthusiasts in thousands every year. Being a home to many flora and fauna varieties, a safari jeep ride into the national park will present you with close sightings of wildlife. From elephants, deer, water buffaloes, crocodiles to peacocks. This park is important for many reasons. There are lots of animal species freely roaming Minneriya national park. Minneriya reservoir is constructed by king Mahasen many centuries ago and today it enhances the beauty of the park while being the main water source for the wildlife of Minneriya. Visit the place from July to September to witness the largest elephant gathering in the world.