Unfortunately, I also did not get to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on my Sri Lanka round trip this year, but here are some of the pictures I took last year. The entrance price has gone up significantly over the past few years, but being surrounded by these magnificent and beautiful animals is still an experience I very much recommend. Seeing Asian Elephants in an orphanage is not like seeing them in the wild, but seeing them in such a large family group (apparently around 70-80) is still a wondrous experience.