This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. We spent almost half a day here. We went there in the afternoon after lunch on a open top jeep. The jeep was exclusively rented for us.
We spotted many elephants in herds, maybe 200 to 300 elephants in total. We also spotted an Owl, Peacocks, and many other birds. We were expecting many more animals. Maybe Minneriya is much better in terms of wildlife variety.