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Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India
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Largest collection of tuskers in India?

Guruvayur is not only famous for its temples but for its temple elephants.. This is a well maintained elephant shelter which is complying with latest Supreme court order which has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's the ideal place to watch elephants in a good atmosphere. This is place you will find elephants in different ages.A must visit place if you are a tourist looking for different types of destinations

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

Guruvayur is not only famous for its temples but for its temple elephants.. This is a well maintained elephant shelter which is complying with latest Supreme court order which has visibly made elephants life better and they looked a lot more calmer than the last time I visited... If you are an elephant lover then you will definitely love walking... More 

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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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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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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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Coimbatore, India
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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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