Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala

2.9
#1 of 13 in Wildlife in Sabaragamuwa Province
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and witness the daily life of its pachyderm residents. Meet the rescued or abandoned elephants of all ages, see them play and bathe in the river, and watch the youngest of the herd being bottle-fed. You can help wash an elephant, feed them their daily fruit portions, or take photos with them, but a tip for their carer will probably be expected. Put Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage into our Pinnawala vacation planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pinnawala.
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  • Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Actually one need not buy tickets to the orphanage at all. Its a waste of money to look at captive the elephants. Just visit any Hotel...  more »
  • I was dubious about this tour seeing some of the reviews. We did question why a few of the elephants were in chains which was rather distressing but we read that they are the males and were under medi...  more »
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  • Do not waste your money if your are a foreigner. We have much better and beautiful things to see at the cost what srilankans are charging you. Only to see elephant eating or taking bath is waste of money. Come to out country and we show elephant show. The good feedback is only from the locals and not foreigners.
  • This is one of the most natural elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephants are taken to Maoya River. it seemed that elephants were enjoyed when taking the bath. I entered to this orphanage with two Foreigners. Actually they are my Friends. One friend from India, other one from Uganda. Uganda Friend has seen many elephants in his country. He joined with me for the friendship of ours. Entry charges were surprised him. Me I am Local ( Sri Lankan) very small charge, for the Indian Friend little bit more. But Ugandan Friend's charges were abnormal. it was doubled to Indian Charges. Country of Uganda is very poor than Sri Lanka. Our authorities should think as to how serve to foreigners by considering scaling counties which are to be charges more which are to be charges less. Pl think.
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