Minneriya is very popular because of the Minneriya National Park. Situated from 182 182 kilometers distance from city of Colombo. From the year of 1938 this park was introduced as wildlife sanctuary. To protecting this area main purpose is to protect the Minneriya tank. The area surrounded by in with rich wild life creatures. Also Minneriya tank holds historical value because it was built by King Mahasen. You can see when the dry season is here elephants are surrounded in by here, the came across the cities like Matale, Trincomaleein, Polonnaruwa districts. Elahera canal, Amban river are key source for the Minneriya tank. Annually Minneriya Park receives 10.7 million revenue within six month of period finished in August 2009. Areas like Kaudulla ,Girithale and Minneriya formulaete near to 70 Significant Bird Areas of Sri Lanka. Minneriya town is spread through the 88.89 kilometers² area annually it receives 1500 to 2000 millimeters, and you can expect 20.6 °C as highest temperature and 34.5 °C correspondingly. Monsson rain can expect period of October to January. From the period May to September can expect as dry season. There are several habitations around this area in several types mountans, forests, bushes, wild Chena lands, grasslands, rocky bluffs and wetlands.
Elephents are well attracted to the grass land spread through the Minneriya National Park, in dry season you can see it most of the time , approximately 150 to 200 numer of elephants grouped in here around the area of Minneriya tank. Around 150 to 200 Elephants grouped in here. Said that some time higher amount than 700 elephants, travel across the Wasgamuwa National Park. Most of tourists love to see the love to watch them especially in dry season.