Interact with the magnificent elephants residing at Riverside National Elephant Park. The park is four kilometres west of Kandy and is very popular for its elephant safaris. Due its limited amount of resident elephants, Riverside National Elephant Park is the best place for one-on-one interactive activities with the elephants. The park is set on a broad and picturesque section of the longest river in Sri Lanka, the Mahaweli River. Take an elephant ride while enjoying the scenic beauty or help the mahouts bathe the elephants and watch them at play. The admission includes an elephant ride or visitors may sit on the back of an elephant as it is bathing.