Kandy city & Pinnawela Ellephant orphanage day tour

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka was set up in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife of the country. This orphanage was set up in Sri Lanka to give shelter and to take care of baby elephants. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage remains open for the visitors from 8.30 in the morning to 4 in the evening. The elephants are taken out from the orphanage to graze for a couple of hours in the morning. Then they are taken to the nearby Ma Oya river. In the noon the elephants are fed. Then again the animals are again taken to the river and they are brought back to the orphanage.

Kandy is the the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka.[1] The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Peradeniya Botanical garden consist of nearly 150 acres dedicated to the flora of Sri Lanka with a spectacular arboretum that includes many endemic trees. There are over 110 endemic plants, as well as major collections of palms, bamboo, cacti, flowers and orchids in a delightful orchid house. There are more than 200,000 dried and preserved specimens in the Herbarium, collected during the 180 years the gardens have been in existence. There is also a biotechnology laboratory engaged in the mass propagation of ornamental, rare and endemic plants, a striking feature is the avenue of royal palms (Roystonea regia) begun in 1905. In the medicinal herb garden grow some of the herbs used in ayurveda medicine.

Program
06:30 hrs    : Meet your driver & proceed to Kandy (Approx travel time 04 hrs)
09:30 hrs    : Visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage en-route at the feeding time
10:15 hrs    : Watch Elephants bathing in the river
12:00 hrs    : Optional visit to a Spice garden en-route & proceed to Kandy
13:30 hrs    : Visit the sacred temple of tooth relic
14:30 hrs    : Visit the Peradeniya botanical garden
15:30 hrs    : Return to Colombo

 Number of clients 01 02 03 04 05 06
 Day tour cost USD 149.00 USD 80.00 USD 60.00 USD 40.00 USD 35.00 USD 30.00
 Price includes Return transportation in an A/C vehicle starting from Colombo / Driver guide fees / All currently applicable taxes
 Price excludes Entrance fees / Meals / Snacks / Tips
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