Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 39 males and 49 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.
|1||Driver pick you up from Kandy and drives to Pinnawala, the Elephant Orphanage|
|2||See the elephant milk feeding|
|3||Visit Maha-Oya to see the elephants bath|
|4||Elephant Ride in the countryside|
|5||Visit spice and herbal garden|
|6||Visit Lankathilaka ancient temple|
|7||Lunch at a restaurant with a nice view|
|8||Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, the most visited botanical garden in Sri Lanka|
|9||Visit Traditional Kandyan Dance|
|10||Drive back to Kandy|
Do you want to see beautiful elephants, understand their rituals, get a good feeling of the Sri Lankan countryside and get the help of a local through the more touristic places?
My 1 day tour give you just that: a morning filled with elephants related activities (milk feeding, bath, elephant ride), a cultural afternoon with visiting temples and the most popular botanical garden in Sri Lanka and a lovely evening with a traditional Kandyan dance.
The Lankathilaka ancient temple is one of the places we'll see in our tour, it's a wonderful creation typical to the Sinhalese architecture. It has been built out of clay bricks and is believed to be as big as five stores. The most common decorations are flowers, animals, birds and statues of Gods.
Let's explore this beautiful part of Sri Lanka together, shall we?