Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage(PEO)
PEO, a place we really enjoyed and never forget. PEO is situated in the Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka, which is about 87km away from Colombo. Pinnawala is about 3 km from Rambukkana junction on Colombo-Kandy road.
Elephants are so fascinating. There are elephants with babies, two pregnant elephants, a humongous Bull. These are all Asian elephants. The orphanage starts at 8:30am daily for the visitors. At about 10am this bunch of elephants starts walking towards Ma-Oya where they refresh with their daily bathing. Ma-Oya provides the water for drinking and bathing for these elephants. The elephant bathing at Ma-Oya provides a picturesque scene every morning and evening. Most of the visitors enjoy this scene every day while 84 elephants have their bath in this picturesque river according to their own rhythm.