At Minneriya National Park, safari tours can be arranged from the Amaya Beach, Passikuda to witness the annual elephant gathering which has been ranked among the “10 greatest wildlife spectaculars” in the world by Lonely Planet. Surrounding the Minneriya Tank, the park is the idyllic home base for numerous animals including sambar deer, leopards and is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and holidaymakers with a penchant for natural landscapes.