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Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage

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C.P.D De Silva Rd, Thanamalvila Rd, Udawalawa, Udawalawa 70190, Sri Lanka
+94 77 731 0410
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't expect to be able to get hands on with the elephants but you will have a good view of them and see how they are cared for.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaroCNottingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there and really enjoyed seeing all these small elephants. the feeding last about 30min for about 30 elephants (small and big). However in the afternoon we did the safari (amazing !!) and we saw many babies too, so maybe it’s better to visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CarolineN79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad our guide suggested visiting here. Get to see orphaned baby elephants get fed by staff and so enjoyable. Only takes 30 min and make sure you give yourselves plenty of time to purchase entry tickets before feeding times as can get busy. Feeding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 279benitar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is basically an orphanage for elephants. Best time to visit is the feeding time. It is an experience in itself.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Vikrant B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the feeding times - it was lovely to read about the work that they do for the elephants and then to see them bring fed their milk was a delight!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caligirlinUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will only need 1 hour max here. Basically you get to watch the baby elephants being fed which happens 4 times a day. You sit in a viewing platform far enough away from the animals so not to disturb them. It is very adorable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank astonwebb22
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

What's nice about this place is that the elephants are not chained at night and are actually in a wildlife setting and brought in to be bottle fed milk at which time, for a small fee, you can watch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EmmaF3287
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here and left in tears...they are still using hooks to beat the elephants and we have video footage of one of the workers beating the elephants so hard you can see marks on the skin. Absolutely disgusting and unacceptable if you care about animals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank abbiefountain
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

At feeding time the baby elephant rush up to get fed. It’s so cute but also make sure you check when the feeding times are. There is also a little exhibition there about the orphanage.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank leoshipley
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We came here at 3pm just to fill in a bit of time. 500 rupee entry fee was definitely worth it! There were around 40 baby elephants being fed. It was very cute to see. There isn't much point going if it isn't feeding time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Chaminda M
2 December 2018|
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Response from Deshan1988 | Property representative |
9.00am, 12.00pm, 3.00pm and 6.00pm