Tall trees, alive with active monkeys fringe the dirt tracks that lead out onto vast, grassy plains. Large watering holes pepper the ground, look a little closer and you’ll spot a crocodile basking in the sun. The dry season brings a unique phenomenon called ‘The Gathering’, where over hundreds of elephants throng together around the watering hole for a thirst quenching drink. The park is located 40 minutes from Amaya Signature, one of the most sought-after hotels near Minneriya National Park.