The Park is located in the middle of the two renowned cities of Polonaruwa and Habarana and therefore, is easily accessible. From Colombo the Park sits at a distance of just under 200km. Minneriya sprawls with teeming wildlife; migratory birds and also elephants. A green wonder, the Park spans 8890 hectares of beautiful landscapes and water features. An ancient tank dating back to the 3rd century AD, still holds much of the precious water, where many animals can be observed making their way to quench their thirst.