Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The orphanage is government run and was initially created to protect abandoned or orphaned elephants. It was set up in 1975 to rescue four orphaned baby elephants when they could no longer be looked after at Dehiwala (Colombo south) Zoo. Today it has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world and is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular attractions, both among tourists and locals.

Places to visit & Things to do

  • Elephant Orphanage
  • Elephant Feeding
  • Elephant Bathing
  • Elephant Riding
  • Pinnawala Open Zoo
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Kandy Temple of Tooth (upon request)
  • Kandy Botanical Garden (upon request)
  • Tea Museum

Details & Pricing

Starting Time
Leaving at 8:30AM from our resort
Whats is Included
Taxi transfer / Driver / Fuel
NOT Included
Entry tickets / Guiding charges / Food
Pinnawala Only USD 100 | Pinnawala & Kandy – USD 120

Photos from our tours