For Asian Elephants in the wild, then the Udawalawe National Park is the ideal place.
Lying on the boundaries of the Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces, the Udawalawe National Park is home to large herds of Sri Lanka’s largest land mammal, the majestic Asian Elephant. Sightings of elephants are very common here, so much so that you are likely to be treated to a few chance encounters just driving past the boundaries of the park. The park gets its name from the Walawe Reservoir which was built using the waters of the Walawe River, one of Sri Lanka’s major rivers. The park landscape is a mixture of abandoned teak plantations, grasslands and scrub jungle and is also an ideal location for bird enthusiasts as well. Other animals to be seen include the Water Buffalo, Sambar, Monkeys and if you are in luck maybe even a rare sighting of an elusive Leopard.