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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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B199, Pinnawala 71100, Sri Lanka
+94 35 2 265284
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

going through all the reviews I wasn't sure shall I visit it or not! I am glad I did, they take care of the elephants and we shall contribute with the ticket amount. The baby elephants, the river and the spacious place is defiantly the...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

It was nice to see the elephants roaming around seeming to be enjoying their space. We were only separated from them by two rows of rocks which was nice. There were plenty of trainers around watching what the young ones were up to and keeping...More

1  Thank denise p
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The first thing to note is the orphanage is more Zoo like than I expected. I was also not really prepared to see some of the elephants chained to posts, however I also didn't expect one to walk past within ten feet of me either....More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

So we had read so many mixed reviews and were debating whether to go or not. We decided to go and see for ourselves and make our own minds up & in all honesty seeing these wonderful animals at such close proximity was amazing, would...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Pinnawala elephant orphanage has two main attractions, the feeding to baby elephants and the bathing of elephants, its important to time your visit so that you are able to make the most of your time. Elephant milk feeding time is at 9.15 am, 1.15 pm...More

2  Thank Sandhya I
Reviewed August 24, 2018

The ticket is 2500 Rupees and each activity is charged separately with average 750 Rupees (Elephant Bathing / Milk Feeding). I do not mind supporting the cause of caring for orphan elephants and I think it is good to do this initiative.It is quite amazing...More

1  Thank samar b
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I love elephants so had to visit the orphanage whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka. Fabulous place. Had seen mixed reviews about the place but can honestly say that I saw no signs of cruelty whatsoever. The elephants were free. The only elephant I saw...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A really nice to visit especially if you have children with you... Seeing the elephants bathing in the river is such a joy...

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews i was very skeptical about visiting but ended up going anyway. As an animal lover i would never visit this place again, it was sad to see these beaitiful elephants chained. I didnt see any cruel actions but the men working...More

1  Thank lara t
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We went there today with our 2-year-old kid, and we chose the “full experience” which, for 5000rupees each, included a guided tour of the museum (explaining some interesting facts), getting to know the elephant by feeding her, a 30 mins walk with the elephant (not...More

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