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People of Sri Lanka can advertise this as an elephant orphanage is a complete joke.It is just an excuse to print money. Most of the adult elephants were chained and appeared to be in distress. The elephant s were confined to a small area and...More
This was a very disappointing excursion. The elephants were chained up and under a great deal of stress. You can’t get close to the elephants at all for pictures. It was grossly misrepresented in the photos and website. They even have the elephants chained up...More
A group of us went here on an organised tour and unfortunately it was rather a disappointment. The elephants were actually quite nice to see but we were herded through in less than half an hour to make room for the next tour group. Also...More
I think it’s a must visit if you’re with kids.
During elephant feeding you can see the elephants from a very close distance.
Elephant Bathing is good to watch. You can notice the elephants playing with each other.
Yes they keep few elephants chained, but...More
It is good to see most elephants are happy :). It is not the money machine as reviewed by other people. The elephants are well cared. All the staffs are nice and friendly. The chain on the male elephant is only a protection to tourist....More
We got there at bath time. Elephants seemed to enjoy being in the river. They were given reasonable room to roam, a 30m x 10m section of river. A few wandered past the handlers to forage on the far side of the river ... it...More
Certainly one of the most avoidable experiences.. the elephants are all chained up and seem pretty afraid. There is a place inside where you can feed fruits to the elephants, provided you pay money (and can also pose with the elephant). Those tourists who decided...More
I had been here 15 years ago, so had some idea of what to expect, but still went in two minds about whether it was worthy or not. The development has been enormous, with two hotels now overlooking the bathing area, and a street lined...More
It is so amazing to see the elephants being taken care of by humans in such a nice way. The herd bathing, the feeding stations, etc are beautiful experiences. This place has lot to offer for kids as well as adults. Be alert while the...More