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Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India
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Meet the Kerala tuskers !

Wow.. It was am uber cool experience in one word. Totally loved the ambience and the way these tuskers are taken care of. Must visit spot if you plan to visit Guruvayur !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wow.. It was am uber cool experience in one word. Totally loved the ambience and the way these tuskers are taken care of. Must visit spot if you plan to visit Guruvayur !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

you can have a very close view of Elephants as they have been kept in an open place. Children will enjoy this place.As the area is very large you can have a good walk.

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Trichur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been a constant visitor to this place...I love seeing these animals near(though not in their natural habitats)and at times if allowed to touch , it's like a lottery won... They often seem to be kept in control and hence safe, exceptional cases do exist though. There are some naughty young ones who create amusing yet fearsome scenes too....... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Its very close to the Guruvayur temple.Maybe 20 mins drive from the temple.The door opens at 9 am in the morning.There we can see treatment given to the Elephants and bathing etc.Its a must see one.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I am going to cut straight to the chase. This may be an elephants' camp alright but does training them have to be so cruel? We got talking to one of the mahouts after strolling around this beautiful vicinity. He suggested that the elephants were not allowed to mate as I guess they were mostly male. Some elephant stables had... More 

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Erode, Tamilnadu India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you want to see about 60 elephants in one go, go to Punnathur Kotta, about 4kms from the Guruvayur temple. We saw 58 elephants of whom just 5 were females and the remaining 53 were tuskers (male elephants with tusks). They are all tamed and are chained. So animal lovers may find it unacceptable. Still it is a magnificent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Glad to see the elephants in free atmosphere Good time pass Owners have now began with business sense to attract and earn

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is inside the Elephant Camp and it doesn't deserve a mention as there is nothing important about the place. Just a small building which is used as a Office.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Can you imagine around 50-60 elephants in one place - sleeping, lazing, eating, bathing.....well elephants galore. At about 2-3 kms, Rs 50 by auto you would get to this old sprawling mansion now converted into a elephant stable. The elephants who serve Shree Krishna and nearby temples - ones owned by Guruvayur Devaswom Board are housed and taken care here.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

All the elephants serving the Guruvayur temple in Kerala, South of India is housed here, cared for and there are doctors and professional medical care is given to the elephants all year round. You get to see how the elephants are trained, showered, cared for, their daily diet. You can touch them, feed them, wash them. It is a great... More 

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