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Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India

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Temple elephants

Two views: as a domesticated elephants sanctuary Punnathur Kotta has perhaps the largest numbers. The elephants are looked after well and well-fed. But a true nature lover would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Two views: as a domesticated elephants sanctuary Punnathur Kotta has perhaps the largest numbers. The elephants are looked after well and well-fed. But a true nature lover would always want to see those majestic beasts in their natural habitat. The space is less for 60+ elephants and they are not allowed to roam free. Once I could witness postmortem of... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

With a legacy of about 400 years, the palace (Punnathur Kotta) built by the rulers (Punnathur Kings) became a temple property and the yard surrounding the palace was converted to an elephant shelter. The palace built in a traditional “Nalu Kettu” style was converted into a mahout training center. Gradually people started calling it the “Anakotta” (elephant fort).We can see... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

About 70 elephants, which you can walk around and see in the compound, at a princely charge of Rs 10 a ticket. Carry enough water or buy it at the gate. If only the elephants were not so tightly chained on their fore and hind legs, it would have painted the heart less. A great for kids and a novel... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This punathoor kotta elephant sanctuary is just 3 Km away from world famous Guruvayur Temple. You can see 65+ tuskers in this place. It is really worth to visit this place. Youy can also witness many mad elephant(Madayana) in isolated place. Thre are many famous Gajarajas in the group. You can also wact bathing and feeding section of elephants. Unlike... More 

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alapuzha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

You can enjoy the scene, everywhere you can find elephants. This makes your kids enjoy. They can the pictures with the elephants(strict rules to be followed), and of course ,touch them too...

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Hosur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice place to spend with children. Especially during day time roaring sun, you can relax here... with you children enjoying with watching elephants. My child (3 years) enjoyed a lot at this place seeing lot of elephants in one place (even we have not seen such lot of elephants about 40-50 in one place. We have nicely watched various activities... More 

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One could see 58 huge mammoths they are real feast for the eyes. every one has its own speciality...each one are well fed and trained...that is really a memorable time

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is an ideal place to take your kids to, when you are in Thrissur/Guruvayur. There are lot of elephants, in various age group and the mahouts are usually very helpful regarding your doubts. The animals are very well kept and treated for ailments if any. The place is not too crowded and one can take your time for seeing... More 

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

You can see more than 60 elephants in one place and can be seen different activities of elephants happening there.

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Address: Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Guruvayur

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