Millennium Elephant Foundation, Kegalle

#3 of 13 in Wildlife in Sabaragamuwa Province
Take a walk with elephants at Millennium Elephant Foundation, a 6 hectare (15 acre) rescue and rehabilitation center dedicated to caring for these majestic creatures. Captive elephants in Sri Lanka are common--they're often not only used as a sign of wealth and as tourist attractions, but also as labor for the logging industry. This foundation raises awareness about elephant mistreatment and promotes the phasing out of elephant rides and the ban of Howdah elephant chairs. After a stroll with these mighty creatures, help an elephant relax in a refreshing river bath. Volunteers as well as tourists are welcome at the foundation. Put Millennium Elephant Foundation on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kegalle trip planner.
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  • Basically it is a fine idea however 4000 rupees per person enters and another 2000 rupees per person extremely expensive for riding! We learned a lot about the elephants, which was also very interesting and by and large I liked this facility but 6000 rupees per person is insanely much
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  • Samantha our guide was excellent, he took time to explain the elephant museum. Learned new facts that we didn't know before. The walk around the estate, Samantha explained the different plants which w...  more »
  • If you want to ride the elephant and see this beautiful animals this is a place to be! It is made to protect and to cure injured elephants that can't live in wild life. The persons are work here trying to do their best to make animals happy. Also there is an old but very nice house on the hill. The owner of this place still lives in it but you free to come in and look around. More to add, this place has it's own volunteer program to help look after the elephants.
  • A good elephant ride experience
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