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Elephant Junction

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Address: Farm Tourism, Murukkady PO, Thekkady, India
Phone Number: 04869 224142
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The elephant ride was most enjoyable and I thought they were well cared for which is important.The4price was very reasonable and the children were well catered for and enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It is little tough to find this place. However the signboard are kept in all the direction which will take you to the spot. There fee is reasonable fee and can enjoy the ride for 45mins. They also have another program that is we can bath the elephant for this they are charging separate fee for this. But still enjoyed... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Elephant junction is location at bit complicated / hard to find location, but I am sure that your driver is aware about the location. It is surrounded by trees and some local resident's houses. We took half an hour ride which cost us 400 each. They have several other packages which give you nice option to get closer to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The elephant ride was most enjoyable and I thought they were well cared for which is important.The4price was very reasonable and the children were well catered for and enjoyed every moment.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4 visited in April. Riding and washing the elephants was my kid's (age 10 and 12) favorite part of the 3 week trip. The mahouts take you for a long walk in the jungle (snapping pix if you want). Then the elephant lays in a big pool of clean-ish water and you can jump in, sit on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A good ride on elephant. But the elephants are not really well fed. Has the look of starving animal. More care to be taken to keep the animals healthy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The elephant ride is for sometime depending on the kind of ticket you choose and the activities you want to do - bathing the elephant.. picking the log etc. We took the ride and the bathing experience.. The part where the elephant showers water on you is the BEST and I personally enjoyed it! My 3 year old son got... More 

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Paros, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I frankly love elephants and prefer to see them in the wild (which you can do in the nearby nature reserve) rather than in captivity. During my travels in countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka and India I encountered several places advertising elephant rides and was often shocked by the miserable conditions these magnificent animals had to endure. I nearly cried... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The area of park is very small and it is a artificial park with commercial objective. Although better then many places in the country but i still believe in the Elephant state of India things should be up to the mark. The ride only is better option as Water activity place is very dirty and it is in the artificial... More 

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Chidambaram, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The elephant ride is for 15 minutes to 1 hour according to our option within the private property (artificial forest).They are friendly to the customers and collecting reasonable charges and also maintaining the elephants well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having heard such horrible tales about the training and treatment of elephants in establishments such as this I approached it with some trepidation. I need not have worried, Meera the 30 year old female elephant with whom we were introduced seemed contented enough and she thoroughly revelled in showering me with water at the end of the visit. Being the... More 

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