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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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$24.00*
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Day trip Kandy & pinnawatal
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Pinnawala
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We can get see elephants shower in the river where we take photos. there are timetable that you can follow, eg milking time, feeding time, bathing time provided at the ticket counter.

In the area where they keep the elephants, you get to see where they feed and house the elephants.

Recommended for elephant lovers, and for taking photos

Manage your expectations (do not expect elephants to perform) as this is a foundation. It’s expensive (consider this as a donation) and probably used to manage the place.

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

peaceful city if some one wants to travel this places Call +94717613047. this is the Guy who took me. best guide in sri lanka i guess. He has huge experience about the laces and people, His lovely Name King Madu

Thank 565madushankap
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

It's a large place and there are quite a few Elephants. But the premises is not well maintained. Also you are not allowed any where near the Elephants or to feed them, unlike in some other Elephant safari's. Some of the Elephants were very restless and were grunting. Everything inside the souvenir shop is exorbitantly priced and not worth the buy. The place is not very impressive and if you been to other Elephant camps, then this is a big let down, as the entrance fee for foreigners is very high.

Thank StevenP3423
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Apart from the Instagram worthy shots, this place seems like a money making attraction rather than an orphanage. There are better ways to donate your money and support these elephants. If you are looking for an alternative experience with the elephants, then I would suggest the safari.

Thank IbrahimSamat
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I don't understand why it is called an orphange. It is deffinitly an elephant Zoo. The elephants are being escorted to the lake twice a day for a couple of hours. other than that they are being tied up inside the Zoo. It costs 2500 Rs per person. If you want you can pay more and touch them. I don't recommend coming to this place unless you like zoos.

Thank shabinir
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