• Pinnawala Open Zoo
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela as an area is really all about the elephants. Home to the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, it is usually a stopover for people traveling between Colombo and Kandy as it enjoys a halfway location.

Things to do in Pinnawela mostly comprise of visiting the Orphanage and feeding the baby elephants. It is an experience that is guaranteed to make you feel good. You can follow the herd of elephants as they make their way down to the river for their bath. It is a heartwarming experience to see the young and the old frolic in the river water. Take back souvenirs in the form of products made from elephant dung, such as paper and envelopes. Do not worry, they are completely clean and make unique and thoughtful gifts.