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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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B199, Pinnawala 71100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

if you’ve come to Sri Lanka looking to see beautiful happy elephants i suggest you don’t come here and find a safari in one of the national parks. there are about 35 elephants at a time in the river here but also about 200+ people...More

1  Thank niamh0105
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I honestly have mixed feelings about Pinnawala Elephant orphanage but I want to believe they really love Elephants and that even when tourist are not around they would treat them properly. Elephants seemed a bit nervous but it was nice to have the possibility to...More

Thank Bridgetocultures
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some of the elephants were chained up, with one clearly in distress rocking side to side. It's such a shame that the elephants are exploited and treated this way. I would not visit here as it is incredibly sad to see these beautiful creatures treated...More

1  Thank Happiness35893772621
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Orphan baby elephants,old and sick elephants are housed here.They are everyday taken to a nearby river for bath.They are taken care of and fed with,milk,fruits and food.you would definitely love seeing them

Thank Curious36465615633
Reviewed 4 days ago

After landing in Colombo, we headed to Kandy & this orphanage was the first stop en-route to Kandy. Visited with family & my 4 year Son enjoyed the elephants bathing in the river. It's fun to watch the elephant parade when all the roads are...More

Thank Kaiz_sm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wanna pay a lot to see chained and suffering elephants? Go there! None of the other things you see here worth that horrible and sad sight...

3  Thank OrAriela
Reviewed 5 days ago

awesome day spent with many giants, i feed some baby elephants, hotel pinnalanda supported me to do all refreshments and guided me about pinnawala things to do.

Thank Neelaka N
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage again, the first time was 2007, certainly another highlight was According to our guide there are nearly 100 orphaned elephants here and we got to see them be playful with each other, walk through the sanctuary, saw them being fed...More

1  Thank Cricketman_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a collection of injured or orphaned elephants but the entry fee and charges for bathing, feeding and riding the elephants is very high and not worth it.

Thank NikhilJ600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really a good time spent with loveable giants. The awesomeness of place is it has river where these giants taking bath and playing with waters. You will love it when you see them. Another good experience is to feed them. I was lucky...More

1  Thank SujeetP42
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