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Elephant Junction

Address: Farm Tourism, Murukkady PO, Thekkady, India
Phone Number: 04869 224142
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is a place where you can ride on a elephant, bathe the elephant and get a bath from the elephant. But I would rather prefer not using animals for business purpose.

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Alappuzha, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It was a good first time experience esp for my 8 yr old girl. Its just a 20 min program... a trip around a little plantation plot. For an experience riding an elephant, its good, thats all. We dint feel at all afraid as the elephant was a vary tame one, surprising us by posing with her trunk on her... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It's a mush... You can't go away without having an elephant ride once there... it is simply a such great experience that you could do once in a lifetime... The team was doing a great work by taking care of those elephants. We loved our elephant "Bina" she was cute and very well trained, she wasn't stressed like other elephants... More 

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Jaipur, India
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23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Well the Elephant Ride is an extremely overrated and hyped up activity. Their is a long wait of about one and a half hours after purchasing the tickets. The ride is barely 20 minutes long. Honestly, unless you are traveling with very small children, you can give this place a miss.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Its good, but Iam against using elephants as a business purpose. Not sure how those elephants are treated. I request you rather go on a jeep ride in the forest than on elephants.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

liked the fact that it wasn't just a walk up and down a track but around a forest circuit. The two guys that took us around also took a load of photos for us which was a nice touch. We found the 30 minute ride more than enough time - you get offered more options on top of the basic... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We have searched for more then 1hour to reach this excellent place. But little bit inside. But their guy came to main road to guide us. It's located just 1.5km from kumily and road is not good as expected. We have ride on the 35 years old indra elephant , it travelled slowly and was thrilled. :) The elephant pagan... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is a nice experience. One can ride the elephant, see some plants while riding, give the elephant a bath and more interestingly get a bath from the elephant! We all enjoyed and especially the kids loved it. The guides will take your photographs pretty efficiently from all possible angles. However, the activities are expensive (probably because of the maintenance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was a great experience, and I was so pleased that the elephants appeared very well looked after. The guy who dealt with us was friendly, helpful and informative and obviously cared for the elephants very much.

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Carcassonne, France
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great elephant ride on Lakshmi followed by giving her a bath and then enjoying the elephant shower. Lovely staff and even lovelier elephants.

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