Distance from Kandy – 36.4 km (1 hour 14 minutes)
Millennium Elephant Foundation is an elephant sanctuary which is situated in Kegalle. It is operated and maintained by an organization for charity purposes. It is situated on a 15 acre estate which belonged to the Samarasinghe family. The foundation was officially launched in 1999 in memory of Mr. Sam Samarasinghe with the assistance of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, now known as World Animal Protection, to take care of the captive elephants with proper facilities and medical care.
Getting to Millennium Elephant Foundation
From Kandy travel along the Colombo – Kandy Road passing Peradeniya, Pilimathalawa, Kadugannawa and Hingula up to Kegalle to reach the Millennium Elephant Foundation.