Plan your quick stopover in Sri Lanka to get the best out of your time on the island with us.
This two-day tour will give you the glimpse of the beauty of Sri Lanka and its culture and
lifestyle, immersing you in the tropical bliss.
Showing you Pinnawala and Colombo the tour comes with comfortable accommodation and
transport options making sure your comfort to the fullest.
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There are up to 100 elephants here, of all ages. The creatures are largely well looked after, but experts have expressed concern over the amount of contact elephants have with the public and the fact that the facility has been used for breeding, contrary to its status as an orphanage. Over 70 baby elephants have been born in captivity here and none returned to the wild.
For many people it’s more a zoo than conservation organisation. The orphanage is also a huge income generator, earning Rs 100 million per year. Be aware that elephants are also tethered for long periods when they’re not interacting with visitors.
Mahouts ensure elephants feed at the right times and don’t endanger anyone. The elephants are led to a nearby river for bathing daily from 10am to noon and from 2pm to 4pm. Meal times are 9.15am, 1.15pm and 5pm.
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