Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. This is also a breeding pace for elephants, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. Between 1975 and 2012, 67 animals were born here.
Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock outcrop which towers about 600ft.above the plain. It stands bare and black exposed to the scorching sun, very little of it sheltered by woodland, in this rock is a complex of caves, which house the historic rock temple of Dambulla. This is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka .