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My husband and I say this was the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. As Americans, we have never been so close to elephants much less in a natural habitat. Check the schedule and go for bathing time at the river. You can have...More
Personally I didn't love the experience as I had already seen elephants before in the wild or sat on them for joy rides/forest safari rides around India
Also the elephants were chained while they were bathing which made me feel uncomfortable.
But overall it's a...More
Only good thing is elephant bathing in the river. Otherwise nothing is there to see. Entrence fee is high. Can be visited onc. only for elephant lovers. for each thing to feed they take money. Elephant bathing was best:)
We went even though mixed reviews made an effort to go and stay; feeding the elephant was awesome but watching them bathe they were chained up in the river and manned by staff with sharp forks one ran off in fear when one approached. We...More
I visited this place along with my friends. Entry ticket is 700 LKR for SAARC residents and 2500 LKR for others. This was the biggest let-off for me, as the difference between the pricing is absolutely ridiculous. We paid another 350 LKR to feed milk...More
Went here today, expecting a wonderful day seeing and looking after elephants, it was quite shocking to see them chained up, with deep cuts into there skin due to the affects of the chains, some of them couldn’t move freely ie roll over into the...More
Saw the elephants bathing in the river.... The best part was sitting by the cafe, was a beautiful setting with the rains pouring in and the elephants playing in the water.... A good activity for spending an hour or so.