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Is their just the one elephant park in pinawala?

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Is their just the one elephant park in pinawala?

I'm planning a trip to either Pinnawala or Chiang Mai in Thailand especially to see the Elephants and other nature. But it seems there is just the one Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Are there any other nature parks and how long would you recommend we need or should stay there? Anything else nearby or worth travelling to that is a couple of hrs away at the most?

Thanks, Farrah

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1. Re: Is their just the one elephant park in pinawala?

Hi Farrah....

There are several places to see elephants in Sri Lanka, firstly as you mentioned at Pinnawela, then close by there is the Millenium Foundation, where you can get to ride one and bath it in river (great fun) .

The others would include Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park, reasonably near to Yala, Habarana near to Dambulla,again you can ride them there.

So, plenty of Jumbos to go and see in Sri Lanka...

Regards

Dave

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2. Re: Is their just the one elephant park in pinawala?

Habarana is a little more than 2 hours drive from Pinnawala. In the Habarana area there are 3 parks - Minneriya National Park, Kaudulla National Park and Habarana Eco Park - where you can hundreds of wild elephants. The elephants roam between the parks, but the jeep drivers will know which park is best for watching elephants on any given day.

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3. Re: Is their just the one elephant park in pinawala?

Hi farrha.

Most national park in sri lanka open from 6.00 am- 6.000 pm for public , if you need do camping site in udawalawa and bundala national parks are possible. Apart from pinawala orphanage there is another orphanage near udawalawa national park call eth athurusewana worth to visit.

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ind

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4. Re: Is their just the one elephant park in pinawala?

Many thanks all!

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