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The Elephant Transit Home can be reached from Colombo as follows:​ Travel along the Ratnapura Road to the Thimbolketiya Junction near Embilipitiya Turn left from the junction and travel 2km towards the town of Thanamalwila, You will find the Elephant Transit Home situated on the left side nearby the Udawalawe Reservoir. The elephant babies have all the required facilities and luxuries at the Elephant Transit Home and they are provided with safe and sufficient food and water. The elephants roam around freely and they are able to obtain food by grazing in an undisturbed and natural environment. This normally happens during the daytime and the feeding program has being schedule in intervals of three hours commencing at 6:00 a.m. daily. In addition to this the elephants have their freedom to play as well as the required facilities are available at the Elephant Transit Home. The milk provided are specially formulated to help the development of these elephants.