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Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Guruvayur
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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117 reviews 117 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Just 3 Kms away from Guruvayoor Temple which takes hardly 5 mins / less than Rs.50 by auto. Owned and Maintatined by Guruvayoor Temple. You could see only elephants all around... A Must See Place. More than 50+ Captive Elephants are maintained. Having enough parking slots. Very Cheap Entrance fee ( Rs.5/- ) . Open up to 6 pm. You... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The largest stable for captive elephants in the world! We witnessed 59 elephants or all sizes and ages. I remember visiting this place a few years ago and seeing a little less than 40 elephants. The entry fee is a bargain. Once inside you can take your time to have a leisurely walk around the 'fort' witnessing the various activities... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

nice experience,but it must maintained well.....The Punnathur Kotta, better known as "Anaikkoota" is situated at a distance of 3 Kms from Guruvayoor Temple, the famous Lord Krishna Temple.we can get more information about Elephant...

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

From my point of view, the place is poorly maintained and has a further scope for improvement, in terms of attracting tourists.

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