Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

In Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa Province, Pinnawala is a beautiful town. It provides a tranquil retreat from the bustle of the city life as it is located among lush vegetation and attractive sceneries. The flowing rivers and thick forests that surround the town contribute to its reputation for tranquility. With several historic landmarks and old temples that shed light on Sri Lanka’s past, Pinnawala also has a rich cultural heritage.

In addition to its cultural importance, Pinnawala gets recognition for its scenic surroundings and outdoor activities. Hiking paths and nature walks allow visitors to explore the picturesque landscape while getting a chance to see the region’s rich flora and animals. The town is renowned for its thriving local markets as well, where tourists may try traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and buy handmade items as gifts. Pinnawala is a desirable location for tourists looking for a peaceful escape in Sri Lanka since it skillfully mixes the fascination of nature and culture. Delux Holidays is here to make your holiday to Pinnawela exceptional! Contact Tour Operator to Sri Lanka – Delux Holidays to visit Pinnawela.

Interesting Travel Facts

The largest elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka and one of the most well-known elephant sanctuaries worldwide is located at Pinnawala. It provides a safe refuge and medical attention to injured and orphaned elephants, serving as a vital conservation and rehabilitation facility. Elephants being bathed and fed in the river attracts tourists to Pinnawala, providing a rare and up-close opportunity to watch these magnificent creatures. This famous attraction plays a key part in spreading awareness about Sri Lanka’s efforts to save elephants.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is home to a large population of elephants. The orphanage houses over 80 elephants and these elephants include both adults and younger ones, many of whom were rescued and rehabilitated due to various reasons, such as being orphaned or injured in the wild. The number of elephants in Pinnawala may vary over time due to births, adoptions, or transfers, so it’s advisable to check with the orphanage or local authorities for the most up-to-date information if you plan to visit.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage opens in the morning and closes late evening. Visitors can generally arrive in the morning and spend several hours observing and interacting with the elephants. The elephants are typically bathed in the nearby river twice a day, providing a fascinating spectacle for visitors. It’s advisable to arrive early in the morning to witness the elephants’ morning bath, and the experience typically lasts until late afternoon. However, it’s a good idea to check with the orphanage or your tour operator for the most up-to-date information on visiting hours and any special events or feeding times.

Visitors can explore a variety of captivating attractions nearby the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, including the Pinnawala Zoo, where a variety of wildlife awaits observation, an array of temples and historical attractions showcasing Sri Lanka’s rich past through ancient architecture, serene relaxation centers, and vibrant festivals, providing travelers with a well-rounded experience encompassing wildlife, culture, and spirituality.

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