One of the highlights from my tour round the south part of Sri Lanka was elephant riding in Pinnewala.
How to get to Pinnewala
The nearest large city to Pinnewala is Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second biggest city after the capital Colombo. Ideally, you should base yourself in Kandy while visiting Pinnewala, although if you have lot of time on your hands, staying nearby is a better option and there are resorts in and around Pinnewala. I’d recommend getting a private bus, hire a driver or get the local bus 662 to Kegalle, jumping off at Karandunpona Junction and changing to the 681 bus to Pinnewala (it’s heading to Rambukkana).
On the main road into Pinnewala from Kandy, you will see a load of places advertising for Elephant trekking, elephant riding, elephant viewing and general elephant related stuff.
Where is the elephant riding in Pinnewala?
You can try the Club Concept Elephant Safaris in Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle. It’s less than 10 minutes drive from central Pinnewala.
Telephone: 035 2263377 Fax: 035 2263130.
My Videos from elephant riding in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka: