Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the only place is Sri Lanka that functions as an orphanage, captive, nursery and a breeding ground for the elephants in need, and also this is the home for the homeless elephants who needs special care. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya River at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed as place for shelter and care the wounded elephants and abandoned baby elephants found in jungle.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the best place to see large numbers of elephants in a natural habitat. Visitors can see different elephant’s events such as bathing in river, drinking milk in the bottle, eating foods and their playing games. Currently Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the country due to its distinctive population of elephants.

Other Attractions

Nuwara Eliya
Yala National Park
Rock Temple of Dambulla