Hotel Sigiriya is proud to be the hub of activity that ensues this time of the year, when hordes of tourists descend on the property to witness an unforgettable spectacle.
Named by Lonely Planet as the ‘Sixth Greatest Wildlife Spectacle’ in the world, the Minneriya Elephant Gathering is one of the must-dos while in Sri Lanka. Taking place between the months of August and September, the Gathering is one of the highlights of staying at Hotel Sigiriya.
In close proximity to the hotel, visitors can witness gigantic herds, numbering in the hundreds, make their way to the 3rd century-built Minneriya Tank which is located in the Minneriya National Park. Watching the wild elephants quench their thirst, bathe and frolic with their young is an awe-inspiring spectacle that has now become world-renowned, attracting tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. The Gathering at Minneriya is a wonderful opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts and tourists to observe the social dynamics of elephant clans. Tourists are also treated to many endemic birds in the national park.
Apart from facilitating memorable visits to the Gathering, Hotel Sigiriya is nestled in one of the most historically relevant locations in Sri Lanka. The stunning view of the ancient Sigiriya rock fortress and the tranquillity of the surroundings soothe the senses. The hotel itself, although it blends in with the surrounding nature, offers all the modern creature comforts travellers could wish for. Personalized service and delectable cuisine all contribute to render it a stay full of delightful experiences. Contact Hotel Sigiriya’s reservation office on 114790500 or visit their website www.serendibleisure.com for details on special rates/packages for a stay at the hotel and also to find out how the hotel can facilitate your visit to the Minneriya Elephant Gathering.