Should you visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka?

If you want to see elephants in Sri Lanka then don’t go here, my visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage made me feel very uncomfortable throughout.

Before going to Sri Lanka and arriving at Kandy, where the majority of tourists are staying when they visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, we had decided against going. We both worried that it was cruel.

While we were away, however, my other half’s Sri Lankan friend encouraged us to visit and after reading this, I decided to go and check it out for myself.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

We should have considered how different an experience it is visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage as tourists, rather than a local or a journalist invited by the tourist board. If you’re not in either of these categories, then this isn’t the way to see elephants in Sri Lanka.

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