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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Alan G wrote a review Feb 2021
Morecambe, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
Billed as a sanctuary for orphaned elephants, commercialism has taken over and it is no more than a glorified tourist attraction zoo. Not a pleasant site to see these majestic creatures chained up and being proded with spiked staffs.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kekin2011 wrote a review Jan 2021
Mumbai, India309 contributions22 helpful votes
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Entry charges were LKR 800 (for SAARC adults), LKR 3500 (foreign adults). We enjoyed the place a lot because it lets you be quite close to the elephants. It's not every day that you see elephants being bathed in a river. In fact, there were more than 20. There were elephants of all sizes. While some elephants were returning to the orphanage, we witnessed them passing on the road leading to the river. We were less than 6 feet away from them! It was amazing! Make sure you check the timings before you go. You don't want to miss the bathing time. There was a small little street with some elephant themed handicraft and boutique shops as well. Mainly for souvenirs. One of the shops was particularly interesting because they made products out of dried elephant dung. They had a little processing plant in the back of their shop.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Eruvana S wrote a review Jan 2021
Anuradhapura3 contributions
Amazing place. Hundred of elephants. Was interest to see how they are taking the bath. And feeding is the main attraction.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Ken Pearce wrote a review Jan 2021
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the orphanage. It was a positive experience and seeing the elephants enjoy themselves, both in the park and in the river, I wondered how anyone could find fault with the place.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Niranjan P wrote a review Jul 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates31 contributions5 helpful votes
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This time we visit was 4 of Us and 2nd visit for my daughter and first for the Son.. The place is so quiet and peaceful with very few local visitors..Best time to visit the place is now..kids enjoyed the elephant shower...
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from pinnawalaelephant, Public Relations Manager at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Responded 2 Aug 2020
Dear visitor, A fantastic day from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage! Thank you very much for visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and taking time to comment us on tripadvisor. It is happy to hear that this was your second visit and we are so happy to give you a happy visit this time too. Absolutely kids are fond of looking elephant bathing event at the riverside and we welcome you again for more wonderful experiences at PEO. Again, many thanks for your perfect rating we wish you a happy day! From PEO Team.
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