Pinnawala is a small village where one of two elephant orphanages located. It is 15km north east to Kegalle town of Sabaragamuwa Province. The orphanage was founded to care un-weaned wild elephants nearby hosting area. Feeding baby elephants, and nursing and housing young elephants and captive breeding is becoming an attraction of foreign and local tourists since it’s foundation in 1975. It is now the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Watching feeding and bathing are seaworthy.