During our dinner the night before, the staff informed us that we must visit the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, which is 20 minutes from Rosyth. As a result, we arranged for our guide Nalaka to take us. We were fortunate enough to witness the naming of the twin elephants Disa and Sajjana.
It would be difficult to match the twins, who are the first in nearly 80 years! Then, we were taken to the river where the elephants bathe and led down. In the scorching heat of the summer, we saw at least fifty elephants running around. It truly was an incredible experience.
We watched the sunrise over Rosyth’s misty hills because we had a planned trip to Kandy and had to get up early.
We were picked up by Nalaka, and our first stop was a local tea factory, where we learned about the various stages of teamaking. We bought some Ceylon Tea to take with us home. The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, a must-see when in Kandy, came next on the list. A visit that was both insightful and enjoyable.
When it came time for lunch, Nalaka suggested a nearby establishment known for its rice and curry, and it did not disappoint! One of our favorite curries ever.