Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala

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Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and witness the daily life of its pachyderm residents. Meet the rescued or abandoned elephants of all ages, see them play and bathe in the river, and watch the youngest of the herd being bottle-fed. You can help wash an elephant, feed them their daily fruit portions, or take photos with them, but a tip for their carer will probably be expected. Put Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage into our Pinnawala vacation planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pinnawala.
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  • This is the best place to view elephants close to you. You can shop the many stores, eat and view the elephants as they parade them down the main street. It's a sight you wont soon forget. You can act...  more »
  • We visited this place on our way to Kandy. The price of Rs3000 is way to much to see some elephants bathing in the river. And when you visit the otherside, the park where they stay, there is not much ...  more »
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