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Elephant Junction

Farm Tourism, Murukkady PO, Thekkady, India
04869 224142
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Medford, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Depressing-Please Avoid. June 2014 review says it best! Please read it, I wish I had before going! The animals should be cared for with respect and kindness. I had to leave because it was heartbreaking.

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Muscat, Oman
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This amazing place is home to elephants and loving Mahouts who take care of their animals for life. A ride in the forest is an absolute must and it may be that such rides are now getting less and less due to animal rights pressure. We could see no evidence of mistreatment, abuse or neglect. These massive creatures are gentle... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

kids enjoy the elephants ride, bathing and feeding. beware of touts who would like to make a fast buck.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Set amidst lush greenery . offers choice of packages .However prices a bit high for the elephant ride packages considering the time spent . The mahouts could be a bit more considerate of what the travelers are saying

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Seem to be doing a good job, elephants seem well cared for and good for local employment. Staff speak English and vey knowledgable.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The elephant ride and bath is good but when we saw blood on elephant's ear and man beating elephant after bath, we felt it is because of us. Avoid this cruelty.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wanna have an experience of your life? Then this is the place... Elephant ride, Elephant bath you name it they have it.... WOW

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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111 helpful votes 111 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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