Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka
About Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 for wild Asian elephants, in Pinnawala town, 13 km north of Kegalle in Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. It has the largest gathering of captive elephants globally and has 96 elephants, including 43 males and 68 females from 3 generations.
Attractions near Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens attracts around 2 million visitors annually. The garden includes 4000 different types of plants and trees, and It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden is located on the western side of Kandy, near the Mahaweli River.
Hanthana Mountain Range is in the south-west of Kandy city, it is an ideal place for hikers andcampers. There are seven peaks and each peak will offer a magnificent view of Kandy city.
Ceylon Tea Museum located in the south of Kandy. It has a library, exhibits that showcases very old equipments, also a tea café. The place has been converted from an old abandoned factory to a museum by the Sri Lankan Tea Council and the Sri Lankan Farmers Association.
Royal Palace Of Kandy was built in 1357, it was the main residence for the Sri Lankan kings. You will get the opportunity to take a tour and enjoy the sections of the palace and its installations, including the palace rooms and temples.
Temple of Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple, in Kandy city in the royal complex. This temple is considered as one of the most important temples for Buddhist because it has a sacred room which houses Buddha's tooth.
Kandy Lake is an artificial lake built-in 1807. It is one of the most popular places in Kandy city, the perfect place to spend quiet time. You can do many activities such as walking under the trees and watching birds, you can also rent a boat and take a tour of the lake.
Where is Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Discover more attractions in Sabaragamuwa Province, where Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is located
The province is the second smallest province in Sri Lanka, with a total area of 4902 km2 that covers 7.45% of the Sri Lankan landmass. The regions existed on 14 November 1987 and got its legal status in 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in Sri Lanka established provincial councils. It contains two districts: the most substantial one Ratnapura with 3,275 km2 area representing around 67% of the province and Kegalle with 1,693.