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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Colombo-Kandy Road | 90km from Colombo, Pinnawala 70130, Sri Lanka
+94 35 2 265284
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Love these innocent mammals

If you love elephants, then this is the place to be You will cherish their activities, right... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aniruddha R
via mobile
Elephants are mischievous

What useful information and experience can I add to these reviews? I suppose it depends on how... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
benhuczek
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average18%
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“baby elephants” (362 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Colombo-Kandy Road | 90km from Colombo, Pinnawala 70130, Sri Lanka
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+94 35 2 265284
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love elephants, then this is the place to be You will cherish their activities, right from toddler getting fed to the senior most member in the troupe, their antiques would enthrall you and you will love this place for sure A must visit...More

Thank Aniruddha R
Reviewed 5 days ago

What useful information and experience can I add to these reviews? I suppose it depends on how you view things. It's a zoo. A nice zoo, but a zoo nonetheless. These elephants have been in trouble during their short lives and have been located to...More

Thank benhuczek
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place immediately after first landing from a tiring flight so as we donot waste a day and afternoon and as well a day getting so tired to not do other activities. we headed straight to this elephant orphanage. since we are on...More

Thank Kamie_Love
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the world famous place is Pinnawala Elephant orphanage. i recommend for family visit with kids very useful enjoyable place for kids. you can see feeding elephants, bathing, elephant ride and etc..

1  Thank Hasna_Haris
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice to see how the orphan elephants are taken care of, and they love the tourists! Feed them, pet them, look at them and enjoy!

Thank Valaszkai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The elephants can be seen in cautivity in the Pinnawala area. It's very important to know the schedules and visit during bath time, when they cross the road to the river and enjoy a bath so close to the people you can take excellent pictures

Thank teseum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit could probably be of great value to you if you haven't already seen enough elephants closely during your trip. In which case, you will love seeing adult as well as baby elephants around the park. In our case, we were advised to wait...More

Thank Shaymaa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The elephant orphanage is probably the only reason for visiting Pinnawala. The orphanage itself is a little disappointing with no sign posts telling you were to go to see the elephants, we had to just follow the crowds and hope for the best. I think...More

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with three children. They enjoyed watching the baby elephants being fed milk and all the elephants bathing.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing much to explore, you will be able to enjoy elephant ride, go through the small museum thats it. in the river there will be elephants bathing which you can also get drenched in water. Dont go with a big expectation. Near by there is...More

Thank AbiMPulikeezh
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