We started our day early and hotel made arrangements for packed breakfast. Before the start of the journey I had already made arrangements for Car for my nine day trip which cost me 450 USD. The driver was available at 7 am. We took our packed breakfast and went straight to Pinnawala elephant orphanage which took us 2 1/2 hours. Entry ticket for Pinnawala is 800 LKR per adult and for kid it is 400 LKR for foreign nationals. Timings for Pinnawala is at 10 AM and 2 PM. They take bunch of elephants from the orphanage to the nearby river for bathing. You can also do batting of elephant for 750 LKR for 15 minutes and click pictures. It’s a complete entertainment for kids and mesmerising to see group of elephants playing and running freely in water. We finished Pinnawala orphanage and moved to Nuwura Eliya at 1 PM.
We visited Spice Garden. Entry for the same was free of cost. We spent an hour and got information about different spices. Had a back massage with the oil produced there. One can also purchase different spices. On the way we visited Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple which has statute of Hanumaji which has a height of 40 feet known to be the tallest statute of Hanumaji in the island. Ramboda water falls was the next wherein it is believed that armies of Lord Rama gathered in the place that we call Ramboda today. Later we visited Demora Tea Factory. Factory tour is free of cost however the trip to tea estate will cost 5000 LKR for jeep tour of one hour which is optional. We reached our hotel Gallway Heights at Nuwura Eliya at 8 PM. Had dinner and finished day two.
Gallway Heights Hotel is a boutique hotel with the charm of English country side and also has well maintained indoor games such as pool table, indoor soccer, movie watching, chess and library. They also play live music during night.