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Elephant Junction

Farm Tourism, Murukkady PO, Thekkady, India
04869 224142
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you like an elephant ride, this is the place for you. Here you will enjoy the crowd in all their excitement waiting to get on the howdas of the endless stream of gigantic elephants. Just a fun place to be in if you have nothing better to do.

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new delhi
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a central place in Thekkady where one can have an elephant ride, elephant shower and have photographs with the elephant. The elephants are nicely decorated and dressed up for the ocassion. The tickets are slightly costly and this is a big attraction with the foreigners who are mesmerized by the elephants.

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Hobart, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great experience. We loved the elephants. They are well looked after and very healthy. The ride went for about 1 kilometre and was quite comfortable sitting astride on the elephant with only a thick mat between you and the elephant with handles to hold on to. Very good. Our driver, Michael Robert arranged this for us along with many other... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

this was the best time in my life. Be prepared for a rock and roll experience on the elephant. Trust me its not a smooth ride at all. People with back pain and problems ,,,,enjoy seeing the elephant... dont ride on them.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Elephant Junction offers a very standard elephant ride/wash/feeding experience, but I can't imagine anyone with an ounce of empathy enjoying this. The Elephant Junction is listed in several tourist materials as an "elephant sanctuary," and thus we chose it over a few other places. However, we realized our mistake after booking our 1 hour package with the ticketing office. As... More

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My second visit to Elephant Junction. I was particularly impressed how they look after their animals. The first elephant I rode it was deemed she was getting too tired so we were walked back and I was given another, I think younger, elephant to ride. Afterwards I spent time feeding bananas to her. Amazing privilege to be close to these... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

we have excellent moment and elephant ride on an elephant named latha.... it was amazing. however it was an half an hour ride. it only took about 15 mins ride.

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Tirunelveli, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very nice experience for once.Even though done artifically it is the only easy way to do it.It is actually a ride in the elephant in a big orchard.However Kids love it.The elephat ride with shower is worthwhile you get to bath the elephant and take shower by it.The ring for the bath stinks like a unwashed fishtank.Need more maintanence. The... More

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Malappuram, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

that was our first experience on an elephant... worth going between the plantations on elephant safari... me and my kids enjoyed the moments

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Costly a bit. Ride on the elephant for half hour costs 350/- Rs. One hour ride plus bathing and shower costs Rs. 1000/-. Shower from the elephant is very good. There s lot of fun. Beware of the 2 hr / 3 hr jeep ride. They show you some points on photo and dont take you to many of them.... More

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