"Pinnewala Elephant orphanage" Kegalle by kentishgirl

Kegalle Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 16 photos

Pinnewala elephant orphanage is located just outside of the town of Kegalle which is about 2 hours from Kandy.
When we visited there were a lot of tourists here, mainly on guided tours, however it is easy to get there yourself as we did (see my tip on Kandy page).
I was a little disapointed to be honest, this place is very touristy now, and I felt that although the elephants were being cared for they are there as just a tourist attraction these days.

I am glad that I went and saw though, and these creatures are so amazing it is worth visiting and paying the entrance fee if you have never seen elephants before.

  • Last visit to Kegalle: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 12, 2007
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