Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Kandy

Take an exciting tour of the home of the majestic elephants.
Tourism in Kandy

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Dec - May
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5-6 Days
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About Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Kandy

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is not a zoo, but something bigger and more interesting. It is a breeding ground for Asian elephants who are left abandoned due to unforeseeable circumstances. It is a widely acclaimed tourist attraction because of its comfortable setting for elephants. Visitors are allowed to see the way elephants are treated and cared for. This helps guests to reconnect with nature and wildlife and reach out to making sanctuaries like these a better place. Pinnawala is an efficient elephant sanctuary that started back in 1975 but is still functioning and attracting tourists from all over the world. The elephant sanctuary takes in baby elephants that have been abandoned and takes care of them for the longest time. Tourists get to see the elephants being fed milk, their bathing routine, and interaction with each other. All this adds up to a wholesome experience for animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Attractions of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The amazing Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary in Sri Lanka shows its guests the beauty of parenting the gentle creature. It also provides its visitors an option to check out numerous places near its premises that allows tourists to visit and enjoy Pinnawala thoroughly.

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National park was created for animals that were left homeless and cold due to the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir. The government created this park to protect the various and rare species of animals that were left out in the open and could pose a threat to the locals living in the nearby areas. The park houses numerous species of reptiles, birds, elephants, cats, and fishes.

Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium

It is no secret that shopping is an essential activity that is undertaken during every vacation or a visit to a new spot. The Pinnawala handicrafts emporium provides the shopper in you various arts and craftwork especially made in Sri Lanka. All these handicrafts are completely affordable and can also be delivered to your doorstep if the product is too huge to be carried around.

Maha Oya River

Maha Oya River is a stream that flows through Pinnawala elephant orphanage. This is where the elephants are taken for a bath during the day. The river is also used for agriculture practices. Tourists can go for a swim in the river or take a walk along the shores of the river, and experience serenity leaving them refreshed.

Kandy City

Kandy City is coincidentally located very near to the popular elephant sanctuary. The city boasts of numerous tourist attractions like the spiritual temple of the Tooth, Kandy Lake, and the colorful botanical gardens. Visiting the city lets you get a whiff of the amazing tourism present in the teardrop of India, Sri Lanka.

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    Mumbai

    Manoj's 6 days trip to Kandy

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    Delhi

    Sachin's 5 days trip to Kandy

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    Chennai

    Irynjah's 5 days trip to Kandy

    The trip to Sri Lanka was a memorable one. Made new friends, enjoyed the sea food and the Ayurveda spa. However we were very disappointed with the hotels at Colombo and Bentota. The rooms were small and the bathrooms were not clean. There was hardly any space for us to move or keep our things. We were made to stay at Ceylon city hotel instead of the one that was given in the itinerary. That shouldn’t have happened. Kindly make sure it does not happen to other guests. The car ride from one province to the other was fun. Our time at Amal’s Restaurant and Villa was a pleasant surprise. Lastly, Our time at Rodeo- dancing the night away!

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    Shraddha Dasari

    Hyderabad

    Shraddha's 6 days trip to Kandy

    The hotels were very bad. U need to Work on getting better hotels on board. The best part about the trip was our car driver mr Taj , he understood want we wanted and always took us to the right places. He was very helpful .

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    Kaushik Bijoy Sarma

    Chennai

    Kaushik's 3 days trip to Kandy

    I was initially happy that I got a good deal in terms of the total package considering the itenary and cost. However, I only realised later that there were a lot of compromises made to fit into the budget, for example the hotels provided were not at all upto standard and there were lot lot of things in the itenary which we had to skip because of the schedule we had. The agent either did not know what he was doing or made false promises to make the deal look good

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    Neha's 5 days trip to Kandy

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    Mumbai

    Abhishek's 6 days trip to Kandy

    I just want to share my feedback Everything was unfunctional The hotels except tree of life is not upto the mark The stay was not at all gud Tour was good In santury hills,there is no chef and no amenities The entry fees as per our discussion was approx 60$ and we planned accordingly but in real it was far more which took me avoid some sightseeing because of entry fees Regarding villa@69,the room was too small like a small godown where all the things are try to be adjusted The best part of the tour is chauffeur having excellent knowledge about Srilanka and very informative 6Days in Ceylon or Srilanka is nice experience with some pros n cons. It is a country of tea, gems and tourism where government spends their revenues for the education and health of citizens and made it free for all. Lil costly for sightseeing but best for scenic beauty. Got chance to meet some great personality where I found people are very helpful and cooperative. Travel from 37degree Celsius to 10degree celsius and also got an opportunity to see the traditional dance and their costumes. Overall trip was good with nice memories.

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    Surat

    Shirish's 9 days trip to Kandy

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    Chennai

    Naresh's 4 days trip to Kandy

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    Prabhavathi's 8 days trip to Kandy

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    Tourists are allowed to personally bathe the elephants. It is necessary to make sure that you have an experienced mahout or an elephant expert right next to you. You will also have to buy a separate ticket for taking part in giving the elephants a bath.

    A group of students from the same university can get a fixed concession. However, students should show their ID cards and should be from the same college.

    Babies are allowed entry into the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. It is advisable to get a baby carrier so that you can move with your baby without any glitches.

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