This excursion consists of a day out to the Elephant Sanctuary at Pinnawala and the Hill Capital of Kandy. The journey takes you first to the Elephant Sanctuary where abandoned and orphaned Elephants are being looked after. It’s one of the largest elephant orphanages where they rear Elephants that were lost to their herds due to the human-elephant conflict or by falling into pits. Most of them are baby elephants. The elephants are fed at the orphanage and bathed in the nearby river twice a day, which is always an unforgettable experience for you. Thereafter we proceed to Kandy.

Kandy is the hill capital of Sri Lanka which was founded in the 14th Century AD and was also the last kingdom of the regal Sri Lankan Kings before it fell in to the hands of the British in 1815. The Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the “Lord Buddha” is the most significant building in the city and is a place of veneration for Buddhists world over. The journey to Kandy presents the traveller with a cross selection of what Sri Lanka has to offer in landscape and scenery. Excursions can be made to the Royal Botanical Gardens as well as the Arts & Crafts Centre in Kandy. The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya is well known for its large number and variety of plants: ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal. More than 4000 species are found here while they include indigenous and introduced plants. This garden is best known for its collection of orchids, boasting as the largest in Asia. On completion we proceed to Colombo

Elephant Sanctuary at Pinnawala

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated 13 km northwest of the town of Kegalle, in the village of Pinnawala, halfway between the present capital of Colombo and the ancient royal city of Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the jungle. As of 2011, there were 88 elephants in the orphanage.

Pickup from Colombo Hotel 5.00am & Back to hotel Evening.