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Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India
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Located Just 3 Kms from the guruvayoor temple. We visited this place during the month of August. As this month is suitable for the treatment of the elephants we could see most of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place was a good experience for for 2 yr old son as he saw the elephants and was very much fascinated...but for adults it was just an OK experience

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Located Just 3 Kms from the guruvayoor temple. We visited this place during the month of August. As this month is suitable for the treatment of the elephants we could see most of the guruvayoor temple's elephants including Padmanabhan

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Punnathur Kotta is a old palace and now here take caring elephants. Some scenes in the famous Malayalam movie "Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha" were filmed at this location. This is located near to Guruvayur temple. Here you can see more than fifty elephants and if you got chance to visit Thrissur, don't miss it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited Punnathur Kotta in mid July 2015. It is an OK experience as once you see the first few elephants it becomes a bit boring afterwards. The experience can be improved by holding tours where the tour guide can explain the background of each elephant and why some were in "musth" and some were not etc. Without a tour... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I haven't seen more elephants than this together in a place captive. Here you can see elephants of almost all ages, their different habits and emotions close by. There are small ones too. Also watch elephants bath. Photography is unrestricted but feeding the animals are dangerous and at your risk. Most elephants here are tamed and friendly, but remember, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The elephants are really taken care of here. Those who are not well including aged ones have mahouts and doctors to look up to. The healthy ones are not overworked. All the elephants look well maintained. This in a state notorious for ill treatment of domesticated elephants. A must visit if you are in Guruvayur.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A nice place to take children and visit this Kotta..But you have to be careful as Elephants are kept here even when they are in MASTH. Children may like it as they can see how the elephant gets bathed and accepts the language and gets trained for Temple activities......A good place to go!!!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are many elephants and a great place for Kids. Frankly, I haven't seen this many elephants at one place. It is located around 3-4 KM from Temple and autos would charge around 60 Rupee. Entrance ticket is 10 Rupee. 30-45 minutes is fine to go around and explore the place. Not that well maintained though so don't expect cleanliness.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Its a must see place after the dharshan of lord guruvayurappan.....watching these beautiful elephants and their movements will make you forget the time.......seeing them bathing under the instructions of their sir is awesome....also be alert with the people over there they come to you selling elephant hair. Do not waste your money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Don't miss this largest Elephant Sanctuary in India housed in Guruvayur! Anakotta (aka anathavalam) is a unique place - a world of elephants of different sizes and natures. Some are gentle and friendly, some are indifferent while a few are aggressive enough to be severely restricted by chains.

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