We pick you up at 6:30 Am, We leave for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, On the route we stop at a pineapple garden, after our visit at the pineapple garden we proceed to the Elephant Orphange. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present commercial capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. There are about 84 elephants under protection. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya river at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. In most of these cases the mother had either died or been killed. In some instances the baby had fallen into a pit and in others the mother had fallen in and died. Initially this orphanage was at the Wilpattu National Park, then shifted to the tourist complex at Bentota and then to the Dehiwala Zoo. From the Dehiwala Zoo it was shifted 1975 to Pinnawela. At the time it was shifted the orphanage had five baby elephants which formed its nucleus. It was hoped that this facility would attract both local and foreign visitors, the income from which would help to maintain the orphanage. Around 9:15 start the feeding time, The Baby Elephants getting their milk, Around 10:00 the Elephants going for a bath in the river. After we have seen this we proceed to the Elephant riding place where you can decide to take a ride on a Elephant. After this visit we proceed back to the Hotel.
We pick you up at 6:30 and we leave for Dambulla driving through Kurunagala. Kurunagala is situated at a high altitude most of the city is plain land except the surrounding rocks. We proceed to Sigiriya. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin, We start and climbing the rock. after we are back from the top of the rock we drive to the Elephant riding place. You can decide to take a ride on a Elephant through the Jungle. On the way back we visit Dambulla. In Dambulla we visit one of the the biggest vegetables market in Sri Lanka. Siteseeing the city and proceed to the Dambulla Caves. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. After this visit we proceed back to the hotel.