Sri Lanka Trip: Day 5
Day 5 of the trip started with my favourite breakfast of appam with sambhal and fruits. It was our last day of sight seeing at Sri Lanka as some of us in our group were leaving the following day by early morning flight.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
We visited this orphanage which is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild at 11.00 AM. They were being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. It was the hottest day ever but the feeding times made up for it. We saw baby elephants being bottle-fed with such huge bottles. After that we walked along the road to a river close by where all the elephants came for their daily bath. We sat for lunch at the nearby restuarant where we can see these elephants play in the water. Kids loved it.
After lunch, we walked around to shop for soveniers and was ready for our drive back to Colombo which was close to 2 hours. We rested for the night.
Rest of us spend Day 6 walking around the streets of Colombo. We ate at Shanmugas Vegetarian Restaurant before our evening flight that day. The food was delicious and you should definitely visit it if you love sambar and rasam.